TNT revealed its Winter 2012-13 premiere dates lineup, via press release, which includes returning hits like Southland (Regina King, Dorian Missick) and Leverage (Aldis Hodge); as well as the launch of its new medical drama Monday Mornings, from David E. Kelley and Dr. Sanjay Gupta, which stars Ving Rhames.
Also, TNT will team up with TBS for a live simulcast of the 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on January 27.
Here are premiere dates and times for the 3 shows (old and new) of note:
Season Premiere: Wednesday, Feb. 13, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT)
TNT’s critically acclaimed police drama takes viewers directly to the streets of LA to present an intensely personal, first-person look at cops and detectives on the beat. The extraordinary show – starring Michael Cudlitz, Shawn Hatosy, Regina King and Ben McKenzie – has redefined the police drama genre with a raw, authentic look at the lives and work of detectives and beat cops. Southland is from John Wells Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television.
Winter Premiere: Tuesday, Nov. 27, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT)
Television’s coolest gang of thieves, grifters and con artists are back to close out the fifth season of this fast-paced, light-hearted caper series from blockbuster executive producer Dean Devlin’s Electric Entertainment. Academy Award(R) winner Timothy Hutton stars, along with Gina Bellman, Christian Kane, Beth Riesgraf and Aldis Hodge. Together, they attempt to take down those who would use wealth and power to take advantage of others.
Series Premiere: Monday, Feb. 4, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT)
This powerful new series comes to TNT from award-winning producer David E. Kelley and practicing neurosurgeon and CNN chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta, M.D., on whose book the series is based. Set at the fictional Chelsea General Hospital in Portland, Ore., Monday Mornings follows the lives of doctors as they push the limits of their abilities and confront their personal and professional failings. Produced by TNT Originals and David E. Kelley Productions, the series stars Ving Rhames, Alfred Molina, Jamie Bamber, Jennifer Finnigan, Bill Irwin, Keong Sim, Sarayu Rao and Emily Swallow.
While Leverage is right around the corner, we have to wait several more months for Southland and Monday Mornings.
By the way, a special programming note: TNT will lead into the season 5 premiere of Southland with a marathon of memorable past episodes on Wednesday, February 13.