But TNT is such a tease. Why make us wait so long?
They do this a LOT. They way TNT runs their original programming, they roll out new show orders pretty far down the line, and stagger their returning shows all throughout the year. I remember when it was announced that Jamie was doing a guest arc on Perception, the premiere date was nearly a year out, too; that was last summer. (And we're still over two months away from his episodes!)