For TNT, the Holidays Mean Crime

TNT’s Leverage stars Timothy Hutton, Gina Bellman, Christian Kane, Beth Riesgraf, and Aldis Hodge.
The players of Leverage (L to R): The Grifter, the Hitter, the Mastermind, the Thief, and the Hacker
We know, we know, it’s not even Labor Day!!  But we’ve been waiting to hear more about some shows we have our beady eyes upon, and here obligingly comes TNT’s press release about its fall/winter crime schedule.  

Leverage, starring Timothy Hutton, cons its way through the remaining 8 episodes of season 4 starting November 27th.  The next day, The Closer with kick-ass heroine Deputy Chief Brenda Lee Johnson (Kyra Sedgewick) returns with 5 episodes to conclude its season 7 and the entire series. Boston PD’s Rizzoli & Isles brings Angie Harmon and Sasha Alexander back on the same night for the last 5 episodes of its second season.

Also in late November, these made-for-TV thrillers begin rolling out on TNT Mystery Movie Night:

Presumed Innocent, novel by Scott Turow
Ricochet, novel by Sandra Brown
Hide, novel by Lisa Gardner
Silent Witness, novel by Richard North Patterson
Good Morning, Killer, novel and screen adaptation by April Smith
Deck the Halls, novel by Mary Higgins Clark and Carol Higgins Clark

Looks like the holidays are going to be murder again this year!

hat tip: Omnimystery News