Mary McDonnell's Capt. Sharon Raydor is getting a husband in Season 2 of TNT's successful Closer spin-off, Major Crimes. Tom Berenger, who won a Golden Globe for his unforgettable performance in Platoon, has been signed to play Capt. Raydor's estranged...
TNT has ordered a 15-episode sophomore season of its original series Major Crimes, the network announced Thursday
"Week after week, Major Crimes has drawn millions of fans with its combination of sharp writing and engaging characters brought to life by what can only be described as one of the best acting ensembles on television," Michael Wright, president and head of programming for TNT, said in a statement.
Major Crimes star Mary McDonnell still isn't exactly sure how she ended up as the star of TNT's newest cop drama.
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The Battlestar Galactica alum first stepped into Capt. Sharon Raydor's shoes during The Closer's fifth season, when her Internal Affairs investigation put her at odds with Brenda Leigh Johnson (Kyra Sedgwick) and her team. Three years later, Brenda is gone and Raydor is now leading the squad on the spin-off Major Crimes.
"I've never had something grow this way," McDonnell tells TVGuide.com...
Question: Let's play armchair programmer. While I am enjoying Major Crimes, it does feel a bit like we're just waiting for Brenda Leigh to show. Do you think they could have benefited from holding Major Crimes until the traditional December run of The Closer to let us get a little distance? Or is it purely a creative question? Major Crimes looks just like The Closer. Could the show benefit from some slight visual tweaks? Perhaps a slightly different opening sequence? — Steven
One of the things I'll miss most about Brenda Leigh Johnson is her sweet tooth: that secret compulsion and most shameful addiction indulged by the Deputy Chief of the LAPD's Major Crimes Division whenever she reaches for that overstuffed top desk drawer, a Pavlovian response to the nerve-wracking stress of her high-profile job. In a more typical L.A. crime story, the hard-driving boss reveals a weakness for booze. With Brenda, it's the soothing waft of chocolate when she peels back the foil from a Ding Dong, savoring the guilty pleasure.