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.
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Criminals beware--The Closer is coming back.
The TNT series, whose season-two premiere posted the highest numbers ever for a basic cable show, received the thumbs-up from the network for a third season. TNT ordered 15 episodes of the Kyra Sedgwick police drama to run in the summer of 2007.
The June 12 season premiere broke records for basic cable when it was watched by 8.3 million viewers. The show has continued to receive high ratings and currently ranks as the number-one scripted show on ad-supported cable.
"This show has been everything we hoped for and more," said Michael Wright, senior vice president of original programming for TNT and TBS, in a statement. "With Kyra leading the way, a pitch-perfect cast around her and brilliant directors and producers working with fantastic scripts every week, The Closer has proven it is one of the most entertaining shows on television. We ...Read more
A wave of strong female leads has hit television over the past few years, and some of the best actresses in the business have gobbled them up. There have been a lot of familiar names in the best dramatic actress race recently, and that won't change much this year.