There are good reasons that The Closer is one of the most
successful cable dramas out there. One is the excellent writing, and the other
is the acting of Kyra Sedgewick. She is just very intense in her role and hard
not to watch. Every season is great to watch. Both the police cases
and her personal life make for great drama. In this season, she also deals
with her niece, Charlie.
The extras on the DVD include unaired scenes of the show, which
are fun for any fan. I wish all TV DVD had those. There is also a gag reel
(bloopers), which I also love. And last, there is a crime location map, where
you can see various places where the show was shot. It's not a ton of
extras, but it will do!
If you haven't seen the show, go back and watch the first
season! But you won't feel dreadfully out of place if you start watching at the
fifth season or any other. It's a good show regardless.
The 6th season has just started, and it looks very promising as
More info about the DVD:
Synopsis: At work, L.A. Deputy Chief Brenda Johnson is a woman
in charge. Got a suspect to grill, a case to crack, a murderer about to walk?
Call Brenda in and watch the fireworks. But at home...well, that’s another
story. Kyra Sedgwick headlines a sizzling 4-Disc, 15-Episode Season 5 of the
series that combines heart, humor and homicide into a show that’s equally
compelling as a police procedural and a personal drama. As a cop, Brenda takes
on everything from a corpse that comes COD to a serial killer to Sharon Raydor,
an internal affairs officer as tough as she is. As a civilian, Brenda loses one
family member (’bye, Kitty) and gains another: her surly niece Charlie. Brenda
can outsmart, outmaneuver and out a killer. But can she handle a teenager?
Available on DVD: June 29th
Official DVD URL: www.closerdvd.com
Here is more info about the 6th season:
New Digs and Big Career Decisions on Tap as TNT’s THE CLOSER,
Ad-Supported Cable’s #1 Series of All Time, Returns for Sixth Season Monday,
A new multi-million-dollar headquarters and an internal political struggle over
who will become the next police chief add a whole new set of challenges for
Deputy Police Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson as TNT presents the sixth season of
ad-supported cable’s #1 series of all time – THE CLOSER. Golden Globe winner and
four-time Emmy nominee Kyra Sedgwick returns as Johnson, who heads up the LAPD’s
Major Crimes Division.
THE CLOSER, which is set to launch its new season Monday, July 12, at 9 p.m.
(ET/PT), features an extraordinary Screen Actors Guild Award®-nominated ensemble
cast. The series stars Jon Tenney (Brothers & Sisters), J.K. Simmons (Juno),
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 DA).
As the new season of THE CLOSER opens, the squad is moving into its new
high-tech digs. But it’s not long before they’re wishing they could be back in
their old space, where a plain white board nailed to the wall was more practical
than the troublesome sliding screens in their new murder room. But true to form,
Brenda is determined to bend the space to her style.
With the LAPD on the hunt for a new chief of police, Assistant Police Chief Will
Pope (Simmons) is among those in the running. Should he get the job, it could
mean a promotion for Brenda. The political juggling around the office soon leads
Brenda to do some career-minded soul-searching. It also has her colleague,
Robbery-Homicide Commander Taylor (Gossett) smelling a possible promotion for
himself, even though he can’t even seem to wrangle an office of his own in the
On the home front, Brenda’s husband, FBI Agent Fritz Howard (Tenney) has some
career changes of his own in store. After turning down a promotion that would
have sent him to Washington, D.C., he’s now in line for a job that could not
only keep him in LA, but give him and Brenda the chance to spend a lot more time
This season, Brenda and her squad will tackle cases involving a sniper shooting
in a posh neighborhood, a possible serial rapist who uses a stun gun to
immobilize his victims and a drug-related custody battle that ends in two
deaths. Meanwhile, Detective Sanchez (Cruz) will struggle to care for a young
boy involved in a case the squad investigated last year. And Lt. Provenza
(Bailey), Brenda’s second-in-command, will once again find himself in a
professionally embarrassing situation when a one-night stand with a flight
attendant leads to the discovery of a dead body in her bathtub.
Also this season, Mary McDonnell (Battlestar Galactica) will reprise her role as
Capt. Raydor, the by-the-book head of the Force Investigation Division who has
butted heads with Brenda on several occasions. This time, her presence could
have major implications for Brenda’s future in the department.
Since its premiere in 2005, THE CLOSER has earned numerous ad-supported cable
viewership records, ranking as the #1 series of all time and scoring the #1
series telecast of all time. For its fifth season, the show averaged 7.7 million
THE CLOSER will be joined on Mondays by TNT’s newest crime drama, RIZZOLI &
ISLES, starring Angie Harmon and Sasha Alexander. The series centers on Boston
Detective Jane Rizzoli and her best friend, Medical Examiner Maura Isles,
characters created by novelist Tess Gerritsen. RIZZOLI & ISLES airs Mondays at
10 p.m. (ET/PT), beginning July 12.
THE CLOSER comes to TNT from The Shephard/Robin Company, in association with
Warner Bros. Television. The series is executive-produced by Greer Shephard,
Michael M. Robin, James Duff, Rick Wallace and Kyra Sedgwick. The show is
produced by Andrew J. Sacks, and Gil Garcetti, Los Angeles district attorney
from 1992 to 2000, serves as consulting producer.
TNT, one of cable’s top-rated networks, is television’s destination for drama
and home to such original series as the acclaimed and highly popular detective
drama The Closer, starring Kyra Sedgwick; Men of a Certain Age, with Ray Romano,
Andre Braugher and Scott Bakula; Saving Grace, starring Holly Hunter; HawthoRNe,
with Jada Pinkett Smith; Leverage, starring Timothy Hutton; and Dark Blue,
starring Dylan McDermott; the upcoming Rizzoli & Isles, starring Angie Harmon
and Sasha Alexander; Memphis Beat, with Jason Lee; and Southland, from
Emmy®-winning producer John Wells (ER). 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 and the
NBA. 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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