TNT cancels Legends, Public Morals, and Agent X, renews 3 others
TNT has canceled Legends, Public Morals, and Agent X, and has renewed three other shows, the network confirmed to EW.
The Librarians and Murder in the First were renewed for third seasons, while Major Crimes nabbed its fifth.
Legends is the only canceled show to have made it past its first season, ending after season 2. Sean Bean played an undercover federal agent in the crime drama who assumes different identities for each case.
Edward Burns headed up Public Morals, the period cop procedural set in New York of the ’60s. TNT tried an unconventional strategy by throwing all 10 episodes on on-demand for binging over Labor Day weekend. Agent X was also canceled before its second season. Sharon Stone, as U.S. Vice President, learns there’s a constitutional provision that allows a special agent (Jeff Hephner) to act on missions outside of federal red tape.
Murder in the First, the Taye Diggs- and Kathleen Robertson-led crime show, performed well in its second year in summer by averaging 5.6 million viewers per episode across all platforms. The show tracks connected San Francisco crimes over its serialized plots. The 10-episode third season arrives summer of 2016.
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Based on three original TV movies, The Librarians is nearing the end of season 2 based on an entirely new cast from the initial films, including Rebecca Romijn, Christian Kane, and Lindy Boot. (Original stars Noah Wyle, Jane Curtin, and Bob Newhart occasionally recur, too.) Season 3, set for fall 2016, will follow the crew solving mysteries over 10 more episodes.
Major Crimes details the L.A.P.D.’s intense special unit that handles murders, high-profile thefts, and sexual assaults. Its 13-episode season 5 is pegged to begin next summer.