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Ratings: The Closer Finale Flirts With Series High, Major Crimes Is Now the Summer's Best Premiere

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TNT’s The Closer went out with a “bang” in more ways than one, drawing 9.1 million total viewers to its Monday-night series finale — up 52 percent week-to-week and off just 100,000 viewers from the acclaimed drama’s all-time high (set by the Season 3 finale).

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The Closer Series Finale Recap: The Last Stroh

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The following recap, by the very definition of the word “recap,” contains spoilers from the series finale of The Closer.

The Closer closed its seven-season run on Monday night with what was, for the TNT drama, a fine enough episode.

But as a series finale for The Closer …READ MORE


Did Dallas Not Dupe Us Enough? Is McKayla Made for Teen TV? Did Owen Drop Dead? And More Qs!

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We’ve got questions, and you’ve (maybe) got answers! With another week of TV gone by, we’re lobbing queries left and right about shows including Breaking Bad, The Closer, Dallas and Rookie Blue! But first, the Olympics! READ MORE


Major Crimes Vs. The Closer: What's the Same? What's Different? And Is There Still Candy?

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What’s old is (somewhat) new again as the series finale of TNT’s The Closer on Monday night feeds right into the 10 o’clock premiere of the acclaimed procedural’s spin-off, Major Crimes.

Kyra Sedgwick, of course, turned in her metaphorical badge, dictating The Closer‘s end and paving the way for Mary McDonnell (Battlestar Galactica) to step up and front the offshoot. But how else does Major Crimes compare …READ MORE


The Closer: Were You Surprised By the Leak?

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TNT’s The Closer, in the series’ penultimate episode, closed the chapter on the mystery of the leak who was feeding inter-departmental intel to Peter Goldman, the bulldog lawyer who’s been suing Brenda, the LAPD, and the city of Los Angeles for a “pattern of denying suspects their constitutional privilege to a fair trial.”

The big reveal, almost a year in the making, came …READ MORE


Ratings: The Closer Slips Heading Into the Finish, Perception Is Cable's No. 2 Series Launch

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It was a good enough beginning of the end for TNT’s The Closer, which resumed its seventh and final season on Monday night with 6.1 million total viewers — the largest audience for a returning summer drama — and 1.2 mil landing in the coveted 18-49 demo.

Although that marks a drop …READ MORE


Kyra Sedgwick Eyes The Closer's Last Battlefield – Plus, How Will Fritz Go on Without Brenda?

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And so The Closer is drawing to a close.

This Monday at 9/8c, the TNT hit that drove home the cabler’s “We Know Drama” mantra kicks off the first of its final six hours, and things are not looking good at all for the titular Brenda Leigh Johnson (played by Kyra Sedgwick). …READ MORE


Matt's Inside Line on NCIS, Scandal, The Closer, Covert Affairs, Fairly Legal, Psych and More

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What is Pauley Perrette saying about her NCIS future? Will a Scandal-ous romance continue to sizzle? Is Fairly Legal‘s fate fairly questionable? Are Covert Affairs all in order? Read on for answers to those questions plus other teases from fall and summer shows. GET THE INSIDE LINE!


TNT Sets Summer Premieres for Dallas, Falling Skies, The Closer's Finale and Spin-Off, and More

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Spring has not even yet sprung, but TNT has just unveiled its rather robust summer line-up, including premieres for new seasons of Falling Skies, Rizzoli & Isles and Leverage, and launch dates for Dallas, a thrill-seeking new reality competition and The Closer‘s spin-off, Major Crimes. READ MORE


Mark Pellegrino Previews The Closer's New Legal Nightmare and Talks Of Being Human Again

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This Monday on The Closer‘s winter finale (TNT, 9/8c), Gavin Q. Baker III may decide that working pro bono for the LAPD isn’t worth any amount of courtroom infamy, when yet another twist in the “Shootin’ Newton” case puts him and Deputy Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson even more on the defensive. In this exclusive TVLine Q&A, Mark Pellegrino spoke about …READ MORE