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The Closer

TNT (ended 2012)



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"They'll bring you in. She'll make you talk." Deputy Police Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson (Kyra Sedgwick) is a police detective who transfers from Atlanta to Los Angeles to head up a special unit of the LAPD that handles sensitive, high-profile murder cases. Despite a tendency to step on people's toes, Johnson manages to convert even her strongest adversaries with her unique ability to get to the truth. A TNT original series, The Closer is created by the producers of Nip/Tuck and The Agency.
Kyra Sedgwick

Kyra Sedgwick

Deputy Police Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson

J.K. Simmons

J.K. Simmons

Assistant Police Chief Will Pope

Corey Reynolds

Corey Reynolds

Detective Sgt. David Gabriel

Robert Gossett

Robert Gossett

Commander Russell Taylor

G.W. Bailey

G.W. Bailey

Detective Lt. Louis Provenza

Tony Denison

Tony Denison

Detective Lt. Andy Flynn

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Fan Reviews (143)

  • The Ultimate Movie Review! -- @tss5078

    The Closer is a top notch police drama the likes of which television has never seen. For the past 6 years, Kyra Sedgwick has played Chief of Major Case Squad, Brenda Lee Johnson. The series starts out when an old colleague, Chief Pope . Simmons), asks her to come from . to . to run a brand new division within the LAPD. She accepts and nobody is happy about it. They resent her for many reasons, such as, her past relationship with Pope, the fact that she's an outsider, the fact that she's a young woman, take your pick. Her job is to improve the closure rate on high profile crimes, but at the same time she's fighting her own people just to get things done. Sedgwick is absolutely amazing as Brenda Lee Johnson. She is such a smart woman and it shows in the way she portrays the Chief. The supporting cast are all terrific, and are in fact veterans of such successful shows as Oz, Law & Order, and MASH. If you like cop shows, crime dramas, or even just a good old fashion mystery this is the show for you! It's 7th and final season begins on TNT in late June and it's gearing up to be the best one yet!moreless
  • I will miss you Kyra!

    I recently stumbled across The Closer and bought all the seasons on iTunes. I watched them in a matter of months and now I really miss it! I do watch Major Crimes now and I am still enjoying it quite a bit despite the odd monotone way that Captain Raydor talks. It is actually nice to see her as a caring person with Rusty so I like that angle a lot or I would find her very very boring. Kyra brought so much to that show and her sparkle is greatly missing from this new one but I am hooked none the less. I look forward to Kyra's next project! She is an actor that I greatly respect and thoroughly enjoy watching.moreless
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  • interesting show

    of a wreckless and not really "clean" operating unit .i didnt initially like the way the storyline went but i really hoped for a shocking end where a few of them would actually go to jail for their actions

    this show could have been better if they werent portrayed as victims during the investigation (for ex)
  • The Closer rocks my Show World

    The Closer rocked my socks off!! I am really not into crime dramas, I like them,but I generally don't get into crime shows to where I want to watch them episode after episode. Brenda's lying to the suspects, brilliant, her Thank Yous are so clever! I love the hate/kind of like relationship between Brenda and Captain Raydor it's hilarious! The plots are entertaining and they almost always get the bad guy! Provanza and Flynn, good gods those two! Gabriel, I love him, he's so freaking sweet, and not to mention Shanchez and Tao! Pope has his moments, but I personally wasn't that big of a fan. I honestly start catching shows when they are at least 2 or 3 seasons in and usually not until season 5 or 6 (the closer I go into just at the begining of season 7) but truely it's an awesome show, I'm sad they are not doing it anymore, because I LOVED it and I'm generally not a crime-drama show person.moreless

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    Drama, Suspense


    abrasive parent, Cop Shows, cerebral, ensemble cast, issues with authority