TNT announces summer premiere dates for new Dwayne Johnson series, 'Rizzoli & Isles,' 'Falling Skies,' more

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The countdown to the final episodes of the 2012-2013 season for many broadcast network shows began last week, as ABC, Fox, NBC, CBS and the CW announced their season finale dates. But fans of TNT shows can now mark their calendars for the return of shows like Falling Skies and Rizzoli & Isles. The cable network announced their summer premiere dates today.

TNT has four new series lined up for this summer. The first to debut is The Hero, a reality competition series that Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson hosts. TNT describes it as a show that “will bring nine ordinary people together and assign them various missions testing their brains, their brawn and even their morality.” The Hero will be the lead-in for another new competition series, the Survivor-esque 72 Hours, which drops three competing teams in the wilderness with only one bottle of water and a GPS. The contestants have three days to find a hidden briefcase full of cash.

Check out the full list of TNT’s summer premieres below:

The Hero series premiere — Thursday, June 6 at 8 p.m.
72 Hours series premiere — Thursday, June 6 at 9 p.m.
Falling Skies season 3 premiere — Sunday, June 9 at 9 p.m.
Major Crimes season 2 premiere — Monday, June 10 at 9 p.m.
King & Maxwell series premiere — Monday, June 10 at 10 p.m.
Rizzoli & Isles season 4 premiere — Tuesday, June 18 at 9 p.m.
Perception season 2 premiere — Tuesday, June 18 at 10 p.m.
Franklin & Bash season 3 premiere — Wednesday, July 24 at 9 p.m.
Cold Justice series premiere — Tuesday, Aug. 27 at 10 p.m.

All of these shows will continue to air during the same timeslot as their premieres, with the exception of Falling Skies; the Steven Spielberg-produced alien invasion show has a two-hour premiere on Sunday, June 9 at 9 p.m. Subsequent episodes will air on Sundays at 10 p.m.

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