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d51f3cd8cbf6b4920e78df5f2b5a4750This adaptation of the 2010 film begins with a 17-year-old (Finn Cole) moving in with his extended family only to discover that they are more than a little involved in criminal activity. Ellen Barkin is the steely matriarch, while Scott Speedman, Shawn Hatosy, Ben Robson and Jake Weary play her sons. The premiere is a well-assembled glimpse into this dark underworld (and includes a pulse-pounding jewelry-store heist). Series premiere, 9 p.m. Tuesday, June 14, on TNT.

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majorcrimesHow great it has been to have this crime drama back for a handful of episodes this fall. For the uninitiated, the show centers on a special squad within the L.A.P.D., lead by Captain Sharon Raydor (Mary McDonnell). The ensemble cast clicks along like a well-oiled machine. In tonight’s episode, the gang investigates a murder that happens during the taping of a reality show. 9 p.m. Monday, Nov. 16, on TNT.

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'Murder in the First'Nearly 20 years ago, producer Steven Bochco created “Murder One,” a fascinating crime series that followed one case over the course of a season. He has done it again with this smartly written, San Francisco-set series full of intriguing and watchable actors/characters. Taye Diggs and Kathleen Robertson lead the pack as two homicide detectives who investigate a murder and butt heads with a young Silicon Valley entrepreneur, played by Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy from the “Harry Potter” films). 10:01 p.m. Monday, June 16, on TNT.

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major-crimes-season-3-promo-art-tnt-thumbMary McDonnell returns as Capt. Sharon Raydor of the LAPD for a third season of this involving, terrifically cast, police drama. Tonight’s premiere follows the case of a missing family and features some great moments from the always reliable ensemble cast (Tony Denison, G.W. Bailey, Raymond Cruz and Michael Paul Chan). 9 p.m. Monday, June 9, on TNT.

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I will miss Deputy Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson (Kyra Sedgwick) terribly after TNT ends the run of the series,”The Closer” (after six new episodes, it morphs into a new show called “Major Crimes” in August).

I knew from the first episode, when she tore into a suspect like a pit bull during questioning, that this was a character I had to see more of. And I have. This series has been great, due in large part to Sedgwick, who has made Brenda Leigh, in turn, stubborn, driven and above all, human. Thank yew!

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