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Mary McDonnell Previews Major Crimes Finale, Shares Why Season 2 News Brought Such Relief

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TNT’s Major Crimes ends Season 1 with a bang this Monday at 9/8c, when a sniper vexes the combined resources of Major Crimes and the FBI. Yet in doing so, the intense case brings Captain Sharon Raydor’s team closer than they’ve been since a certain Southern belle’s exit. TVLine invited Mary McDonnell to reflect on the spin-off’s success and share why the Season 2 pick-up means so much to her because of the many other lives it rewards. READ MORE


Emmys 2011: Who Deserves the Award for Guest Actress in a Drama?

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Law & Order: SVU‘s stranglehold on the Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama category will come to a halt when the 2011 Emmy Awards take place on Sept. 18 in Los Angeles. Indeed, while an actress from NBC’s long-running crime procedural has taken home the statuette every year since 2007, none of this year’s seven nominees has …READ MORE


The Closer's Dark Twist: Mary McDonnell Dishes on What's Next and Brenda/Raydor Bonding

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TNT’s The Closer (Mondays at 9/8c) closed its seventh season opener with a jaw-dropper, capping an already intense hour by having Chief Delk (played by Courtney B. Vance) suddenly gasp, twitch and collapse to the squad room floor. While devastating in its own right, the downed officer also came on the heels of an announced LAPD reorg which promised to send Pope packing and put Taylor again in charge of Brenda’s division.

So, is said overhauled hierarchy now up in the air? READ MORE


Emmy Nominees React! Who Said What?

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Emmy nominations morning is a very exciting morning for those who learn that they’re competing in TV’s Big Show. They get the news from unexpected sources — and most often at ungodly hours! — and the occasional actor might even wake the baby with their jubilation! From there on, they tumble down the rabbit hole into a day full of praise, elation and, yes, personal disbelief.

Here are the reactions from this year’s nominees (detailed here) that TVLine has collected thus far — keep checking back for more! READ MORE


TNT Announces The Closer Spin-off, Mystery Movie Series Featuring Best-Selling Authors

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Following months of speculation, TNT formally announced on Wednesday morning its plan to follow The Closer‘s upcoming seventh and final season with a spin-off series titled Major Crimes. Touted by the cabler as “television’s next great crime drama,” Major Crimes will star Mary McDonnell (Battlestar Galactica), reprising her recurring Closer role of Captain Raydor.

The Closer‘s final cycle will consist of … READ MORE


Exclusive: The Closer Promotes Mary McDonnell to Series Regular — Will She Replace Kyra?

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The case for Mary McDonnell succeeding Kyra Sedgwick on The Closer just got stronger. …READ MORE