TNT announced today that it has picked up drama series Dallas and Rizzoli & Isles for their second and fourth seasons, respectively.
Dallas, which is a continuation of the classic drama that ran from 1978 to 1991, has been renewed for a 15-episode second season, slated to air in 2013.
"Dallas has been a success for us on every level: pitch-perfect writing, smart directing and buzz-worthy performances by a new generation of stars and their iconic counterparts," Michael Wright, president and head of programming for TNT says in a statement. "With Dallas' top-flight ratings, robust growth through time-shifted viewing and the extensive online buzz, it's clear the Ewings of Southfork have once again captured the imagination of viewers."
Also getting the green light for more drama is Rizzoli & Isles, starring Angie Harmon and Sasha Alexander. The series, which ranks as summer's number one returning scripted series on basic cable, will get a 15-episode fourth season, also set for 2013.
"Anchoring a new night in its third season, Rizzoli & Isles has proven itself to be a strong and enduring hit, not only in terms of the great storylines and performances, but also in terms of the show's stellar ratings," Wright says. "We're thrilled that Rizzoli & Isles will continue to be a vital part of the TNT lineup."
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