Animal Kingdom, Claws Renewed at TNT

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TNT is in it for the long run with Animal Kingdom and Claws. 

The cable network has handed out a fourth season renewal to Animal Kingdom and a third season renewal to Claws. 

Animal Kingdom follows the trials and tribulations of a family that relies on crime as a means to get by. Animal Kingdom Season 3 has already said goodbye to Scott Speedman. 

Scott Speedman Attends Premiere

While many fans have been up in arms over the shocking departure, it seems that more people are watching the show than ever before. 

Animal Kingdom Season 3 Episode 1 secured 4.3 million total viewers. 2 million of those viewers were in the adults 18-49 crowd which is what advertisers crave nowadays. 

Related: Animal Kingdom Season 3 Episode 1 Review: The Killing

The hit drama also stars Ellen Barkin, Shawn Hatosy, Ben Robson, Jake Weary and Finn Cole. The series airs Tuesdays at 9/8c. 

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Meanwhile, Claws focuses on the world of organized crime which is predominantly male run. It follows five manicurists as they navigate the troubling world around them.

It stars Niecy Nash, Carrie Preston, Judy Reyes, Karrueche Tran, Jenn Lyon, Jack Kesy, Kevin Rankin, Jason Antoon, Jimmy Jean-Louis, Suleka Mathew, Harold Perrineau and Dean Norris. 

Related: Claws Season 1 Episode 10 Review: Avalanche

Claws Season 2 debuted earlier this month and continued to build in the ratings. Claws Season 2 Episode 1 pulled in 1.3 million viewers in adults 18-49. 

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Both series were ordered as the network started to change its focus in terms of scripted offerings. Procedural dramas like Major Crimes and Rizzoli & Isles were drafted out of the line-up in favor of other series. 

The fate of Good Behavior is still up in the air, but network president Kevin Reilly recently spoke to Deadline about the show possibly coming to a close. 

I don’t see multiple more seasons of it but there could be a way to cap that off for the audience that really loved it," he told the website.

"Right now it’s not in the planning stages, but we have talked to the producers. If I can get the real estate and the cash flow going to cap it off properly we’d figure it out.”

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Animal Kingdom Quotes

Craig: I guess we're Lutheran. Who knew?
Daren: It must have been the cheapest.

Your mom just died, man. It's a free pass.

Baz