Fans of TNT’s “Claws” can set a date for the third season premiere. TNT confirmed that the hit original series will return on June 9th at 9 p.m. ET/PT. The popular series reached an average of 6.5M viewers per episode across linear, VOD, and digital platforms and was one of only three top 40 cable dramas to grow year over year in total viewers for 2018.

In season two, “Claws” reached 33.6M total viewers ranked among the top 10 cable dramas with 18-49 and top 20 with total viewers for TNT.

If you’re new to the dramedy, the show currently stars Primetime Emmy nominee and Daytime Emmy winner Niecy Nash, Primetime Emmy winner Carrie Preston, Judy Reyes, Karrueche Tran, Jenn Lyon, Jack Kesy, Kevin Rankin, Jason Antoon, Evan Daigle, Suleka Mathew, Screen Actors Guild Award winner Harold Perrineau, and Screen Actors Guild Award nominee Dean Norris.

The story 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. In last year’s epic Season Two finale, Desna (Nash) dodged an ill-fated marriage to the sinister Dr. Ruval (Jimmy Jean-Louis), took out her Russian crime boss, Zlata (Franka Potente), and inherited a new casino. The celebrations ended with a massive cliffhanger when Virginia (Tran) took a bullet for Desna as they were about to survey their new business venture. In Season Three, the ladies will quickly learn that the stakes couldn’t be higher in the casino world, and Desna will take a gamble as she enters into business with a sinister couple, Mac (guest star Michael Horse) and Melba (guest star Rebecca Creskoff). This season, Nash and Preston will each direct an episode.

“Claws” is executive-produced by Rashida Jones (Angie Tribeca, Toy Story 4, Celeste and Jesse Forever, A to Z,), Will McCormack (Toy Story 4, Celeste and Jesse Forever, A to Z), Janine Sherman Barrois (ER, Criminal Minds), who also serves as showrunner, and Eliot Laurence (Welcome to Me), who created the series. Claws is produced for TNT by Jones and McCormack’s Le Train Train, in association with Warner Horizon Scripted Television.

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