The Closer is Closing

... TNT has announced that the next season of The Closer will be its last. Before you fans get all upset about it going off the air and organize a unified assault against TNT's headquarters, know that it was star Kyra Sedgwick's decision to end the series. The 15-episode season will air next year. [TNT via press release]

... David Hasselhoff's 14th comeback was a dud, as his reality show The Hasselhoffs has been pulled from A&E;'s schedule after just two episodes. Even Steven Seagal lasted longer than that. [Reuters]

... CBS has won the bidding war for the comedy Two Broke Girls, from Sex and the City showrunner Michael King. You'll never guess what the show is about: two chicks struggling financially. In New York. Just like everyone else who lives in that city and hasn't made a fortune in the banking scam. [Deadline Hollywood]

... A.J. Cook, a favorite on Criminal Minds, will guest star on Law & Order: SVU alongside previously announced guest star Jeremy Irons. The beautiful A.J., who was fired from Criminal Minds in June, will play a lesbian OBGYN... sorry, lost my train of thought. What were we talking about? [TV Guide]

... Professional screamer Jillian Michaels is leaving The Biggest Loser and her role as the show's number-one nag. The physical trainer has been on the show for more than half a decade, and will use the time off to be a mom and do some charity work. Well la-di-da, your highness! [E! Online]

... As if Luck didn't already have a sick cast, veteran Brit actor Michael Gambon is joining the series to play Dustin Hoffman's nemesis. You probably know Gambon as Harry Potter's Dumbledore. Still no word on when this series will be out, but it's one to keep an eye on. [Deadline Hollywood]

... NBC is jumping on the period-piece/1960s bandwagon with Playboy, a drama set during the smoking jacket-era of the New York nightclub named after the gentlemen's magazine. The show will follow a group of women who donned the bunny ears during the sexual revolution. It's a dumbed down Mad Men. Boobies! [Variety]


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Glad to see Closer and Hasselhoffs off the air.
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You have to give Kyra credit for having thebrains to go out while the shows still fresh - last thing you want is to have it drag on for too many seasons and start repeating itself - I love the show,but good choice
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NBC had one good show and they cancelled it. Their new show Payboy will bomb. If they want a good show they should bring back Outlaw.
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The Closer has been consistently fantastic. I've enjoyed it throughout. That said, the show has really traced these relationships between Will, Brenda and Fritz, and now, with Will on his way out, with Brenda and Fritz building a life together, that story's ripe for a conclusion. And from where Brenda was when she arrived at the LAPD to what she has developed in terms of her team and her division, that story has been fully developed as well. This show is amazing and it's time to bring it home. Well done, everyone. :)
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I still love The Closer, but 7 years for a cable show is alot so you don't hear me complain. Plus they have the chance to end the show on their own terms so they can end it properly without having to wait for renewal news from the network. Not many shows can say that.
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I hope they kill off Kyra Sedgewick's character.
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As long as TNT gives the Closer a good sendoff, I'll be happy. Seven seasons is good enough for me, although I still love it.
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Isn't the Seagal show still on?
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I think that is a good idea for The Closer to end next season while it is still good.
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Never liked the show, sorry. Love Kyra's husband, Kevin Bacon - maybe a brilliant writer will do something for him (series wise)
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Oh, it's such sad news about the Closer. But on the other hand it's better to end the show while it still good. And this show is brilliant.
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Playboy could be good if they make an honest effort to reproduce the period properly. And I don't mean in terms of clothing and furnishings but attitudes and beliefs. It's far too common for historical shows to portray modern ideologies.
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I love The Closer, I don't want it to end after season 7. The only bright side is that they can give it a good send off.
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