TNT’s ‘Boston’s Finest’ Renewed For Second Season, Encores To Air On CNN

After the heroic display of the Boston PD in the aftermath of the Marathon bombings, it seemed difficult for TNT not to pick up a second season of docudrama Boston’s Finest. The unscripted series, which offers viewers an up-close and very personal look at the men and women of the Boston Police Department, has now been renewed, with reruns to air on sister network CNN, which has been branching out into entertainment. Boston’s Finest averaged 1.3 million viewers in Live+7 . That is in line with last year’s The Great Escape, which was canceled after one season as TNT is yet to launch a breakout reality series, with none of its previous efforts earning a second-season renewal. Boston’s Finest is executive-produced by Boston native Donnie Wahlberg (Blue Bloods) and Seth Jarrett and Julie Insogna-Jarrett (Celebrity Ghost Stories) and comes to TNT from Jarrett and Insogna-Jarrett’s Jarrett Creative Group and Wahlberg’s Donnie D. Productions.

Comments (20)

  • Never mind that, have they renewed Southland yet??

    Comment by Mike — Thursday May 9, 2013 @ 12:51pm PDT  
  • I loved the show from the start . Glad it is coming back

    Comment by Heidi — Thursday May 9, 2013 @ 12:55pm PDT  
  • So happy this was renewed!!! Best PD on the planet! So proud you are protecting us!!!

    Comment by Tabatha Carsus — Thursday May 9, 2013 @ 12:55pm PDT  
  • Congratulations to all involved with Boston’s Finest. Glad to hear you’ll be back next season!

    Comment by Debra Field — Thursday May 9, 2013 @ 1:07pm PDT  
  • So glad this was renewed. now renew Southland. As far as I’m concerned, these are the only worthwhile shows on TV!

    Comment by julie111 — Thursday May 9, 2013 @ 1:21pm PDT  
  • I second all the calls for a “Southland” renewal. Outstanding show. One of the few shows I made sure to never, ever miss.

    Comment by Gotonemo — Thursday May 9, 2013 @ 1:38pm PDT  
  • Unscripted?

    Comment by Anonymous — Thursday May 9, 2013 @ 2:49pm PDT  
    • As the son of a retired NYPD officer, you can see that it is 100% unscripted. Anytime somebody curses, or something obscene is shown, it goes through the studio, and they decide which words get bleeped out, and which parts of the bodies we don’t see, and we NEVER see any lisence plates. Those are always darkened out purposely.

      Comment by Jim G. — Tuesday September 3, 2013 @ 4:17pm PDT  
  • It’s the only ‘reality’ show worth watching, imo, and paired perfectly with the irreplaceable ‘Southland.’

    Comment by Arlene — Thursday May 9, 2013 @ 3:25pm PDT  
  • Hate to say it but the truth is the truth, they only renewed it because of the ratings it got and would be getting because of the marathon bombing over there, because the show wasnt that good.

    Follow the almighty dollar!!!

    Comment by All about the ratings — Thursday May 9, 2013 @ 5:29pm PDT  
  • Never seen Boston’s Finest; there’s something odd about a reality TV series about police…

    I’d like to see Southland get renewed. Please?!

    Comment by Sareeta — Thursday May 9, 2013 @ 5:29pm PDT  
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