Whether you want to know the Major Crimes marathon schedule, or just the details about Major Crimes season 3, you’ll be covered with these notes.

TLDR: Major Crimes season 3 premieres on Monday, June 9th at 9 p.m. But you can spend the time leading-up to that with a marathon that starts on Sunday at 2 .am. 

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Major Crimes season 3 premieres this June, 2014. Photo: TNT

The teaser

TNT to Lead into Season Three Premiere of Major Crimes

With 19-Hour Marathon of Second Season

The important date to know

Top 10 Cable Drama to Launch New Season Monday, June 9, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT)

All of that, recapped in longer sentences:

Major CrimesAs fans of TNT’s Top 10 drama Major Crimes prepare for the start of an all-new season, they will get the chance to enjoy a 19-hour marathon of the entire previous season. The marathon will begin running Sunday, June 8, at 2 a.m. (ET/PT) and will continue right up until the season three premiere on Monday, June 9, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT).

Not sure what the show is all about?

Major Crimes is headed by Oscar® and Emmy® nominee Mary McDonnell, G.W. Bailey, Tony Denison, Michael Paul Chan, Raymond Cruz, Phillip P. Keene, Kearran Giovanni, Graham Patrick Martin and Jonathan Del Arco, with Robert Gossett. The series explores how the American justice system approaches the art of the deal as law enforcement officers and prosecutors work together to score a conviction.

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The Major Crimes cast. Photo: TNT

The requisite break-down of who plays who

McDonnell plays Los Angeles Police Captain Sharon Raydor, who heads up a special squad within the LAPD that deals with high-profile or particularly sensitive crimes. Her team of investigators includes Bailey as Lieutenant Provenza, Denison as Lieutenant Andy Flynn, Chan as Lieutenant Mike Tao, Cruz as Detective Julio Sanchez, Giovanni as Detective Amy Sykes and Keene as tech expert Buzz Watson. Gossett plays Assistant Chief Russell Taylor, Raydor’s boss, while Del Arco plays Dr. Morales, the medical examiner. And Martin is Rusty Beck, a formerly homeless teen who has been taken in by Raydor.

Here’s what the show has given fans so far (plot wise)…

Cases the squad will be called upon to investigate in season three of Major Crimes include the disappearance of two kids and their father, the death of the defendant in a rape trial and a complex case involving arranged marriages and diplomatic immunity. In addition, one of Sanchez’s old cases will resurface when it turns out a man he put away for manslaughter might be innocent. And Provenza and Flynn will be drawn to a ritzy estate to investigate the murder of a dog, but they’re going to have to solve the case with unwanted help from an amateur sleuth they’ve encountered before. On the home front, Sharon Raydor will try to help Rusty put his turbulent past behind him, a goal made far more difficult when a member of the young man’s biological family returns, threatening Rusty’s hard-won stability.

Here’s the Major Crimes season 3 spoilers part to get you excited about the new season…

The third season of Major Crimes is set to feature several recurring guest stars, including Screen Actors Guild Award® nominee Jon Tenney (The Closer, Scandal), Golden Globe® and Emmy® winner Tom Berenger (Platoon, Hatfields & McCoys), Screen Actors Guild Award® nominee Bill Brochtrup (NYPD Blue, Shameless), and Emmy® nominee and Image Award winner Malcolm-Jamal Warner (The Cosby Show, Malcolm & Eddie). The roster for season three also includes recurring guest stars Ransford Doherty (The Closer, Caribe Road) and Kathe Mazur (The Closer, Alias); Andrew Daly (Silicon Valley), reprising a role he played on The Closer and Azita Ghanizada (Alphas, X’s & O’s).

Boring bragging rights

TNT’s Major Crimes launched in 2012 and finished its first season ranking as basic cable’s #1 new series of the year. In 2013, the drama was one of basic cable’s Top 10 series of the year, averaging 6.8 million viewers for its second season. Major Crimes also drew more than 2.1 million adults 25-54 and 1.6 million adults 18-49.

And here’s some credit that’s always due

Created by James Duff, Major Crimes is produced by The Shephard/Robin Company and Walking Entropy, Inc., in association with Warner Bros. Television. Duff, Greer Shephard, Michael M. Robin, Rick Wallace, Adam Belanoff and Leo Geter serve as executive producers.

Details, again!

Major Crimes Marathon: Sunday, June 8 – Monday, June 9

Major Crimes marathon scschedule

2 a.m. – “Final Cut” – TV-14-DLV
The squad scrambles to garner a confession when the pregnant wife of a big-time film director is found murdered. Meanwhile, just as things seem to fall into place under Raydor’s leadership, new Deputy D.A. Emma Rios (Nadine Velazquez) challenges Raydor’s intentions as Rusty’s guardian.

3 a.m. – “False Pretenses” – TV-14-DLV
A complex murder-suicide case has the department reeling. Meanwhile, when Rusty receives a mysterious and threatening letter Emma demands that he be relocated.

And it continues on through:

7 p.m. – “Return to Sender” – TV-14-LV
The squad must work quickly to track down a serial killer before he strikes again. Meanwhile, things get dangerous over a game of chess.

8 p.m. – “Return to Sender, Part 2” – TV-14-DLV
The Major Crimes unit draws closer to finding a dangerous serial killer. Rusty faces his biggest challenge yet when he bravely takes the stand against Phillip Stroh. Complicating the case further, the team goes head to head with Linda Rothman a tough, powerful attorney who doesn’t let morals stand in her way of winning a case.

Major Crimes season 3 start date and time

9 p.m. SEASON 3 PREMIERE: “Flight Risk” – TV-14-DLSV
When a father and his two young children go missing, the squad has to work quickly to find them, while uncovering a slew of terrible family secrets along the way. Meanwhile, Raydor does her best to trust Rusty as he begins to take suspicious trips out on his own. Kathe Mazur guest stars.

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