The Closer

The Closer

infobox Television
show_name = The Closer

format = Crime Drama
runtime = approx. 42-44 min.
creator = James Duff
Michael M. Robin
Greer Shephard
starring = Kyra Sedgwick
J. K. Simmons
G. W. Bailey
Michael Paul Chan
Raymond Cruz
Tony Denison
Corey Reynolds
Robert Gossett
Gina Ravera
Philip P. Keene
and Jon Tenney
country = USA
network = TNT
first_aired = June 13, 2005
last_aired = present
num_seasons = 4
num_episodes = 53
list_episodes = List of The Closer episodes
imdb_id = 0458253
tv_com_id = 28972
website =

"The Closer" is an American television police drama series. The show, which focuses upon the character of Deputy Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson (Kyra Sedgwick), is shown on TNT (Turner Network Television). Since its inception, the show has chronicled the cases of Johnson, who comes from Atlanta to Los Angeles to head up a special unit of the LAPD that handles sensitive, high-profile murder cases (Priority Homicide Division). At the end of summer season 4, the squad was retasked to handle a range of crimes including fraud and kidnapping, and renamed the Major Crimes Division.

"The Closer" was created by James Duff and the Shephard/Robin Company in association with Warner Bros. Television. The 15-episode fourth season premiered July 14, 2008, and unlike previous seasons, will run in two parts, with a ten-week summer season and a five-week winter season, to begin in January, 2009. []


The main cast is led by Kyra Sedgwick as Deputy Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson, and consists largely of an ensemble of detectives who make up the Major Crimes Division1. Other main characters include Johnson's superior officer, Assistant Chief Will Pope (J.K. Simmons), Robbery-Homicide Commander Russell Taylor (Robert Gossett) and her FBI Agent fiancé Fritz Howard (Jon Tenney).

Main cast, in credits order is as follows, as of the beginning of Season 4. [Controlled Burn]


External links

* [,,612019,00.html "The Closer"] at Turner Network Television

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