We know that so many people out there have been waiting to see when exactly “Major Crimes” would be returning to TNT with new episodes, and we’re now glad to finally be reporting that today! Unfortunately, we wish that we had a little bit better news to share in terms of timeslot.
The network has confirmed that the crime series is going to start up on Wednesday, February 22, and at 9:00 p.m. Eastern time, which is a little bit of good news / bad news if you ask us. The good news is merely that we’re confident that there are many more good stories still to come, especially with Sharon Raydor in line to potentially get a new position and the aftermath of whatever happens with Andy following that big cliffhanger.
Now, let’s get back to the bad news, and that is the aforementioned timeslot. We don’t mind Wednesday nights so much as the fact that this is a show being thrown up against not only “Criminal Minds,” but also “Law & Order: SVU.” Basically, you’ve got three reasonably similar shows airing at the same time, catering to similar crowds. That’s not good news for any of them, even in this era where you can record some and watch later. While “Empire” isn’t the same sort of show, you have to also figure that it will eventually return and take its share of the overall viewing pool.
At the moment, “Major Crimes” has not been renewed for a sixth season. While nothing has been said about its future as of yet, we remain fairly optimistic that the powers that be will get a deal done mostly because of the sole fact that there are few other shows on TNT like it at this point, and it remains one of the network’s highest-rated shows.
To get some other news right now when it comes to “Major Crimes,” be sure to head over to the link here right now! (Photo: TNT.)