Spin-Offs: The Closer, The L Word

TNT has decided that CSI and Law & Order shouldn't own the market on television spin-offs. The basic-cable network is looking at spinning off its bit hit The Closer, says The Hollywood Reporter.

There are no details on the project yet, which is currently going by the tentative name The Fixer. The thought is that the show could either feature an existing character or branch out with an all-new crew, like other locale-specific procedurals.

In The Closer, Kyra "one degree of Kevin Bacon" Sedgwick stars as a Los Angeles police deputy assigned to big-time cases. The show is currently in its fourth season.

At the summer TCA press tour, Showtime announced that fans hadn't heard the last of The L Word, even though the show was given an end date next year. Showtime is spinning off the lesbian drama, but details had been mum until now.

According to Variety, actress Leisha Hailey will reprise her role as Alice and be the centerpiece of the spin-off. There's no word yet on when the program will air, but production is scheduled for December.

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I really hope they don't take any characters off of The closer to spin it. The show works because of the dynamic between the characters. It really takes the whole teem to balance brenda.
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Leisha Hailey's in the spin-off! Yay.
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I don't think The Closer needs a spin-off. I like the charachters right there where they are! And yeah, The Fixer already exists and I look forward to its second season.
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Love the fact that there'll be some continuation to the story of the L Word. I was kinda worried what I'd do without the show, and Alice is definitely one of my favorites on it, so the spin-off show will make it just perfect!
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Closer is good, l word ... not so much.
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I LOVE THE CLOSER!!! I spin-off about another division at LAPD would be alright. But I like Police Dramas so I would definately watch it.
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I love The L Word! Sad to see it go off the air but excited that there will be a spinoff!! I hop it will have some of the same cast!
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Can't use "The Fixer" it's a current UK drama series.

http://www.tv.com/the-fixer/show/75455/summary.html?q=the%20fixer&tag=search_results;title;1#
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Closer. Probably the best crime drama on TV. Excellent acting and intelligent stories. But doen't need a spin off. Hate to see any of the characters leave. Probably will end up like Private Practice-a mess.
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Closer doesn't need a spin off ....
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addict666 - Agreed!
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Hoping it was Gonna be Shane. I was looking for some Growth in her character. Guess Not. Alice is still good. :]
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Provenza retired, tinkering with old radios in the garage. lol
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Damn. I was hoping the L Word spinoff would be about Shane (Katherine Moennig's character) but if there was any other character that a spinoff would work with it's Alice.
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HORRIBLE.

This show needs no spinoff, it needs 2 be cancelled.



addict666: U said it best!

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addict666

Posted 09/06/2008 12:25am

I can't think of show that needs a spin-off less than the closer
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Great news.
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Have it star Brendas mom
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Get Jon Tenney to star on an FBI show. He can be The Fixer. Granted, it'd spread him and Kyra Sedgwick thin if they had to appear on both shows, but I'd take that over Jon Tenney leaving The Closer, of course.

Or, it could be about Brenda's dad. He could, you know, fix things.
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I'd love to see a Closer spin-off, I just hope they don't take away any of the good characters like, Provenza, Daniels, Gabriel, Sanchez and of course Brenda.

But if they use "Taylor" or "Pope" I think it would be kinda boring. Unless they branched out and moved "Taylor" over to a different show, which is all what we'd love to see and make the show about the robbery-homicide division.
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i (heart) spin offs.
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Haven't watched either, although I've heard good things about both.
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spinoffs are good, e.g. angel, fraiser, all the star treks, etc.
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i hate spinoffs so much. didn't the networks learn anything with Joey?
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Good news for us L Word fans!
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I could be nice :):)
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The Closer is great as is. Its main appeal is Kyra (and great writing)Does it really need a spin off?? Maybe if Kevin Bacon was involved directing maybe.....
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Awesome.
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Queer As Folk spinoff. NOWZ.
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I can't think of show that needs a spin-off less than the closer
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