The Closer Promotes Mary McDonnell for Final Season
Mary McDonnell, The Closer
Mary McDonnell is getting bumped up to series regular status for the final season of The Closer, TVLine reports.
The former Battlestar Galactica star, 58, will reprise her role as Capt. Sharon Raydor full time. She previously recurred during Season 5 and 6.
Report: The Closer may get renewed despite previous cancellation
McDonnell's promotion puts the future of The Closer further into question. Despite star Kyra Sedgwick's impending departure from the show, TVLine reported in January that TNT was hoping to keep the hourlong drama alive, either with a new lead or via a spin-off.
The site now says the cable network is likely to spin off The Closer into a new show called Major Crimes, however there is no word yet as to whether McDonnell will be involved.
TNT extends The Closer's final season
The new season of The Closer premieres Monday, July 11 at 9/8c on TNT.