Major Crimes

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Exclusive Major Crimes Sneak Peek: Can Capt. Raydor Win a Turf War?

Mary McDonnell

A potential rift in the LAPD emerges on Monday's Major Crimes summer finale.

While investigating the disappearance of several young women from a nightclub, Capt. Raydor (Mary McDonnell) and Major Crimes will butt heads with Special Operations Bureau No. 2 Ann McGinnis (guest star Laurie Holden).

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As you can see in the exclusive clip below, McGinnis has a personal stake in the case.. read more

Major Crimes Creator James Duff Previews "Zoo Story"

Mary McDonnell

The expectation of safety has — alas - exploded in our modern world. Worse, the very idea of safety has become so politicized that it's nearly impossible to discuss (from any perspective) without simultaneously inviting partisan criticism. Walking through this political minefield just to tell a story is nearly not worth it

Nearly.

Those who watch Major Crimes regularly know that we try to vary the tone from episode to episode. Some stories are dark and moody; some are light and, occasionally, funny; some are designed to be action-packed thrillers; some are built as studies of human nature. And, usually, we end our seasonal run with a touch of horror. Last year's spree killing "Poster Boy," and the previous season's cool-headed sniper, led us into the more depraved reaches our genre.

Here we go again... read more

Major Crimes Creator James Duff Previews "Sweet Revenge"

Raymond Cruz and Mary McDonnell

bsp;Ask police detectives about homicide's  "blue chips," and right up there with divorce, greed and psychopathy, they will mention "getting even" as one of their highest performers. In fact, if you factor in gang violence, mob hits and war zones, retaliation isn't only a celebrated motive for murder, but also the prime mover behind the deaths of millions of men, women and children around the globe.

Add to this cheery observation that civilization doesn't seem to be getting any easier to maintain, and that the expectation of privacy has pretty much ceased to exist, and you have the toxic recipe for tonight's victim, a purveyor of a particular form of on-line harassment known colloquially as "revenge porn." Imagine a website... read more

TNT Renews The Last Ship, Major Crimes; Falling Skies Gets Final Season

Eric Dane, Adam Baldwin

TNT has renewed three of its summer dramas, The Last ShipMajor Crimes andFalling Skiesthe network announced Friday.

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Exclusive: Vampire Diaries Adds Carrie Diaries Star

Chris Wood

Chris Wood is trading in one diary for another.

The Carrie Diaries star has landed a recurring role on the upcoming season of The Vampire Diaries, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.

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Wood, whose credits also include Girls and Major Crimes, will play... read more

Major Crimes Creator James Duff Blogs 'Jane Doe #38'

Mary McDonnell

We are born with an expectation of family; there is no other way for a baby to survive. Humans are so frail and weak during infancy that, without adult protectors and providers, they would be dead within a day. But relatives are not only present to feed and defend, they are also shapers of character, first teachers in the subjects of life, last words on rights and wrongs: they are the personification of fate; they are a form of destiny that we must either embrace or escape (and sometimes both).

But what about those for whom family is not a given? Children left behind, as it were, or set aside, or forced by circumstances from their original cribs? For example, I was adopted... read more

Major Crimes Scoop: Meet Capt. Raydor's Son!

Ryan Kennedy, Mary McDonnell

The Major Crimes family is about to get a little bigger.

Canadian actor Ryan Kennedy (Caprica, Hellcats) has been tapped to play Ricky Raydor, the son of Mary McDonnell's Capt. Sharon Raydor, on the TNT drama, TVGuide.com has learned. 

Ricky, who will first appear in this season's ninth episode "Sweet Revenge," is ... read more

Major Crimes Boss on Rusty's Big Confession: "It's About Him Being Honest"

Graham Patrick Martin

[WARNING: The following story contains spoilers from Monday's episode of TNT's Major Crimes. Read at your own risk.] 

As Major Crimes' Rusty Beck learned on Monday's episode, keeping secrets can actually just lead to more pain.

The episode, which was told mostly from Rusty's point of view during a therapy session with Dr. Joe (Bill Brochtrup), featured a murder that implicated a foreign diplomat whose daughter, Lina (Rima Rajan), was set to wed the victim in an arranged marriage. Although the diplomat used his immunity to escape questioning and potential punishment, the real killer turned out to be Lina's American boyfriend, whom she had kept hidden from her parents.

Major Crimes: Will Rusty put his secrets behind him?

Realizing how Lina's secret had destroyed multiple lives, Rusty (Graham Patrick Martin) finally decided to get past his own fears and tell the members of the squad his truth... read more

Major Crimes: Will Rusty Put His Secrets Behind Him?

Graham Patrick Martin

Secrets just can't seem to stay buried on Monday's episode of Major Crimes.

The episode (9/8c, TNT) finds the squad investigating a murder that implicates a foreign diplomat whose daughter Lina (Rima Rajan) was set to wed the victim in an arranged marriage. And as Rusty (Graham Patrick Martin) watches Lina's struggle with the truth, he begins to once again wrestle with his own secrets. 

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"Rusty is one of those people who hates to deal with the personal side of his life," executive producer James Duff  tells TVGuide.com... read more

Major Crimes Creator James Duff Previews "Do Not Disturb"

Graham Patrick Martin

Mystery stories trade in puzzles and surprise. How did the body get into the library? How was it all the windows and doors were locked from the inside? Why is the victim wearing someone else's cologne? These are the riddles over which Miss Marple and Hercule Poirot expend their energies as private detectives and likable busybodies in British detective fiction. But, in Major Crimes, as elsewhere in the procedural world, sometimes the most difficult conundrum facing our division is the law itself... read more

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