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Kyra Sedgewick

"The Closer" review by Suzanne
Returns Monday, December 6 at 9/8 on TNT

"The Closer" is always an interesting show. I am excited that it is returning soon.

TNT sent me a DVD screener of the December 6th episode. You don't want to miss this one. Something exciting happens at the beginning (a crime) and then the whole episode is about that. I can't tell you the details, sorry....but it is a shocker.

Then later on there is another shocker, somewhat unrelated to the first one. It involves a possible career change.

This show always has a great cast, and outstanding guest stars, and this one is no exception. Peter Paige of "Queer As Folk" appears as a great baddie. We also see more of Mary McDonnell as Raydor. Awesome!

If you love good drama, you should definitely be watching "The Closer" because it is one of the best dramas on TV and has been for quite a while. It is also a great show for giving women strong roles.

Press Release:

Emmy Winner Kyra Sedgwick Is Back on the Case
As TNT’s Hit Series THE CLOSER Returns with Five New Episodes in December

Hot on the heels of its sizzling summer performance, TNT’s blockbuster hit series THE CLOSER is ready to heat up December with five all-new episodes starring newly crowned Emmy winner Kyra Sedgwick. The series, which follows the investigations of Deputy Police Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson and the LAPD’s Major Crimes Unit, returns Monday, Dec. 6, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT). THE CLOSER’s sixth season will wrap up with a special two-part season finale on December 27 and January 3.

With the dust still settling after the appointment of a new Chief of Police, tensions are high within Major Crimes, with everyone convinced Brenda (Sedgwick) will be promoted into the job currently held by her friend and longtime colleague Will Pope (J.K. Simmons – Juno). Despite being pushed to take the job by her husband, FBI Agent Fritz Howard (Jon Tenney – Brothers & Sisters), Brenda prefers her current role of obtaining confessions and closing cases to being stuck behind a desk.

Brenda’s cases this December include the ambush of one of her own detectives, a seemingly minor robbery involving medical marijuana dispensaries and a race to find a missing woman who may be in the hands of a violent drug dealer. In the exciting two-part season finale, an immigrant family’s blood feud turns deadly, putting everyone’s holiday plans on hold.

Corey Reynolds (The Terminal), Tony Denison (Prison Break), G.W. Bailey (M*A*S*H), Michael Paul Chan (Arrested Development), Raymond Cruz (Breaking Bad), Robert Gossett (Arlington Road) and Phillip P. Keene (The D.A.) round out THE CLOSER’s extraordinary Screen Actors Guild Award®-nominated ensemble cast.

Returning guest stars this December include Mary McDonnell (Batlestar Galactica, Dances with Wolves) as Captain Sharon Raydor, who heads up the Force Investigation Division; Courtney B. Vance (ER, FlashForward) as Tommy Delk, Los Angeles’ newly appointed Chief of Police; and Frances Sternhagen (ER, Sex and the City) and Barry Corbin (No Country for Old Men, Northern Exposure) as Brenda’s parents, whose holiday visit to Los Angeles includes a surprise announcement.

Since its premiere in 2005, THE CLOSER has garnered numerous ad-supported cable viewership records. This season, the show has scored its best numbers ever, with 8.6 million viewers and 6.3 million households.

THE CLOSER comes to TNT from The Shephard/Robin Company, in association with Warner Bros. Television. The series was created by James Duff, who serves as executive producer with Greer Shephard, Michael M. Robin, Kyra Sedgwick and Rick Wallace. The show is produced by Andrew J. Sacks, and Gil Garcetti, Los Angeles district attorney from 1992 to 2000, serves as consulting producer.

This December, THE CLOSER will be followed by the second-season premiere of TNT’s acclaimed hit series MEN OF A CERTAIN AGE, starring Ray Romano, Andre Braugher and Scott Bakula.

About TNT
TNT, one of cable’s top-rated networks, is television’s destination for drama. Seen in 100 million households, the network is home to such original series as The Closer, starring Emmy® winner Kyra Sedgwick; Rizzoli & Isles, starring Angie Harmon and Sasha Alexander; Leverage, starring Timothy Hutton; HawthoRNe, with Jada Pinkett Smith; Memphis Beat, with Jason Lee; Dark Blue, starring Dylan McDermott; Men of a Certain Age, with Ray Romano, Andre Braugher and Scott Bakula; and Southland, from Emmy®-winning producer John Wells (ER); as well as the upcoming Falling Skies, starring Noah Wyle, and Franklin & Bash, with Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Breckin Meyer. TNT also presents such powerful dramas as Bones, Supernatural, Las Vegas, Law & Order, CSI: NY, Cold Case and Numb3rs; broadcast premiere movies; compelling primetime specials, such as the Screen Actors Guild Awards®; and championship sports coverage, including NASCAR, the NBA and the NCAA men’s basketball tournament. TNT is available in high-definition.

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news, entertainment, animation and young adult media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.

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