TNT is ready to crack more unsolved cases as it orders a third season of its fascinating real-life crime series “Cold Justice.” The series, which recently reached the middle of its second season, has become a Friday night hit for TNT, delivering strong demo growth compared to season one. TNT’s renewal includes 10 episodes slated for the series’ third season. Season 2 of “Cold Justice” is currently airing Fridays at 9 p.m. (ET/PT). Season three is slated for early 2015 and will feature both new states and types of cases never seen on the show before.
“Cold Justice” follows former prosecutor Kelly Siegler and former crime-scene investigator Yolanda McClary as they travel to small towns around the country in order to look into murder cases that have lingered for years without answers or closure. Since the premiere of “Cold Justice” last September, Siegler and McClary have assisted local law enforcement in securing a total of 15 arrests, eight criminal indictments, four confessions, two guilty pleas and a 22-year prison sentence.
“Cold Justice” has averaged 2.3 million viewers in Live + 7 delivery so far this summer, a remarkable +24% increase over the show’s winter episodes. In key demos, “Cold Justice” is averaging 912,000 adults 25-54 (+12% vs. winter) and 676,000 adults 18-49. The show has found a solid fan base in its Friday night timeslot, growing its Live + Same Day demo deliveries by +13% among adults 18-49 and +4% among adults 25-54, compared to season one.
“Cold Justice” is produced for TNT by Wolf Reality and Magical Elves, with Emmy(R) winners Dick Wolf (“Law & Order,” “Chicago Fire”), Dan Cutforth & Jane Lipsitz (“Top Chef,” “Time of Death”) and Tom Thayer (“Hitchcock,” “Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee”), serving as executive producers.
TNT is television’s destination for drama. Seen in 101 million households and ranking among cable’s top networks, TNT is home to such original drama series as “Rizzoli & Isles,” “Major Crimes,” “Falling Skies,” “The Last Ship,” “Murder in the First,” “Perception,” “Dallas” and “Franklin & Bash.”
TNT’s upcoming slate of original scripted dramas includes “Legends,” “The Librarians,” “Public Morals,” “Proof” and “Transporter The Series,” which will make its U.S. television debut on the network this fall. TNT also features such dramatic unscripted series as “Cold Justice” and the upcoming “On the Menu” and “Wake Up Call.” In addition, TNT is the cable home to popular dramas like “Hawaii Five-0,” “Castle,” “The Mentalist,” “Bones” and “Supernatural”; primetime specials, such as the Screen Actors Guild Awards(R); blockbuster movies; and championship sports coverage, including NASCAR, the NBA and the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship.
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