‘Animal Kingdom’ and ‘Claws’ Earn Renewals from TNT

Animal Kingdom and Claws Renewed
A scene from ‘Animal Kingdom’ season 3 (Photo Credit: TNT)

TNT has officially renewed Claws and Animal Kingdom for seasons three and four, respectively. According to the network, the two-night Animal Kingdom season three premiere was seen by 4.3 million viewers. Claws brought in 1.3 million viewers in the 18-49 age range during its season two premiere, up 38% from season one’s premiere.

Animal Kingdom airs on Tuesdays at 9pm ET/PT. Season three stars Emmy winner Ellen Barkin, Shawn Hatosy, Ben Robson, Jake Weary, Finn Cole, Molly Gordon, and Carolina Guerra. The series is based on the critically acclaimed independent drama and is executive produced by David Michod, Liz Watts, and John Wells.

The second season of Claws airs on Sundays at 9pm ET/PT. Emmy winner Niecy Nash, Emmy winner Carrie Preston, Judy Reyes, Karrueche Tran, Jenn Lyon, Jack Kesy, Kevin Rankin, Jason Antoon, Jimmy Jean-Louis, Suleka Mathew, SAG winner Harold Perrineau, and SAG nominee Dean Norris star in the dramedy created by Eliot Laurence. Rashida Jones, Will McCormack, Janine Sherman Barrois, and Eliot Laurence executive produce.

The Animal Kingdom Plot: In last season’s shocking conclusion, Baz (Scott Speedman) was shot while on his way to Mexico after framing Smurf (Barkin) for murder. His fate was revealed in the season three premiere, which opens with Smurf still in jail and her grandson J (Cole) in charge of the family business. The Cody men find themselves increasingly divided as they fight for both control and their independence, but have to come together when outside threats emerge. Denis Leary made his series debut as Billy, Deran’s (Weary) drifter dad who comes back to make amends, but may have other motives.

The Claws Plot: Claws follows the rise of five treacherous manicurists working at the Nail Artisans of Manatee County salon, where there is a lot more going on than silk wraps and pedicures. Last season saw Desna (Nash) trade one crime boss for another as the Russian mob took control of both the pain clinic and the salon. With new management comes new problems for the women to handle.