Major Crimes

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Mega Buzz: A True Blood Tragedy, Falling Skies' Hybrid and Sleepy's New Monster

Anna Paquin, Noah Wyle, Nicole Beharie

Every week, senior reporter Natalie Abrams satisfies your need for TV scoop. Please send all questions to mega_scoop@tvguide.com or tweet them to @NatalieAbrams

I'm sad that this is going to be the final season of True Blood. Do you have anything to make me feel better? — Carrie
Yes, but it may not make you feel better. When the HBO drama returns, the Hep-V-infected vampires that were poised to attack Bon Temps arrive and the bloodbath quickly ensues. Unfortunately, the casualties are not just redshirts. In fact, one character's fate is so jaw-dropping that you'll spend the rest of the episode wondering if what you just watched was a dream. It's not, which clearly means all bets are off in this final season.

Anything on Falling Skies— Deon
As the trailer implied, Tom and Anne's daughter Alexis has gone through some very interesting changes... read more

Major Crimes Scoop: Meet Rusty's Mom! Plus: Boss on Possible Fritz Spin-Off

Graham Patrick Martin, Ever Carradine

Major Crimes is about to turn Rusty Beck's life upside down.

After two seasons of tracking Rusty (Graham Patrick Martin) through the emotional turmoil he felt after being abandoned by his family and forced to prostitute himself to survive, the TNT drama's third season (premiering Monday, June 9 at 9/8c) will finally introduce Sharon Beck, the mother who eventually left him behind. Eureka and 24 alum Ever Carradine will play the crucial role, Major Crimes creator James Duff tells TVGuide.com. 

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"We begin our first episode with a different Rusty," Duff says.... read more

Mega Buzz: Game of Thrones' Power Change, Rizzoli's Goodbye and Orange Sexytime

Sophie Turner, Angie Harmon, Natasha Lyonne

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The only bad thing about the long holiday weekend was no new Game of Thrones! What's up with Sansa now that Littlefinger killed her aunt? — Georgia
Because she's the only witness to what happened to the Lady Regent of the Vale, the eldest Stark daughter is suddenly thrust into a position of power. As this preview implies, Sansa holds Littlefinger's fate in her hands. But will she actually testify against the man who helped her escape King's Landing? Let's just say that her choice will show exactly how far she's come in playing the game.

How is Rizzoli & Isles writing out Lee Thompson Young— Kit 
Jane and Maura... read more

TNT Eyes Major Crimes Spin-Off Starring Jon Tenney

Jon Tenney

TNT's Closer spin-off may be getting its own spin-off.

The network is developing a potential Major Crimes offshoot that would star Jon Tenney, TVLine.com reports.

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Tenney first appeared on The Closer as Special Agent Fritz Howard, the husband of the series' main character, Brenda Leigh Johnson (Kyra Sedgwick). Following The Closer's seven-season run... read more

TNT Announces Summer Premiere Dates for Rizzoli & Isles, Murder in the First and More

Angie Harmon, Sasha Alexander

TNT has announced the premieres for its summer shows, including Rizzoli & IslesDallas and Franklin & Bash. The network also revealed the series premiere date of Murder in the First, a new crime drama from Emmy winner Steven Bochco that stars Taye DiggsKathleen Robertson and Tom Felton.

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Gavin Stenhouse to Star in NBC Pilot Coercion

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Gavin Stenhouse has landed the lead in the NBC drama pilot Coercion,Deadline reports.

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Major Crimes Creator James Duff Previews the Season 2 Finale

Mary McDonnell, Jon Tenney

Finally, we have come to the end of our second season. Major Crimes will not only finish up business it started last week, but also answer some questions it asked last November, last summer and last year. The manner in which identity and character combine to form human nature - our nineteen episode theme — will, of course, remain a mystery, but we have framed our inquiry as well as we could.

Part of that frame involves dramatizing how two boys from similar circumstances could have turned out so differently.  I won't give away our ending — I've never wanted to use this opportunity to present spoilers — but it won't take long to spot the numerous similarities between Rusty and his would-be murderer: both abandoned, both abused as teenagers, both affected by the addiction and drug problems of their respective mothers, and the comparisons do not end there.  They see themselves in each other, yet every resemblance is superficial.... read more

Major Crimes Finale: Can Rusty Handle the Pressure of Testifying?

Graham Patrick Martin

Monday's Major Crimes finale will attempt to close the book on a major chapter of the show. 

As Capt. Sharon Raydor (Mary McDonnell) & Co. try to find the killer who attacked Rusty (Graham Patrick Martin) to prevent him from testifying against serial rapist Philip Stroh (Billy Burke), Rusty will have his day in court.

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"I felt like it was time to put Rusty on the stand and that it was time to see what Sharon's tutelage had accomplished," creator James Dufftells TVGuide.com. "It was time to help get a little closure to the ongoing emotional arc we have been dealing with between Rusty and Sharon in the matter of Philip Stroh. It doesn't mean [Rusty's] out of the woods. It just means things are looking up for him."

Indeed, while Rusty has no more run-ins with his attempted killer, he will face off against Stroh's bulldog of an attorney .... read more

Major Crimes Creator James Duff Previews "Return to Sender"

Tony Denison

We have arrived at the last two episodes of Major Crimes first winter season, during which we will answer several questions that have accumulated during the previous seven months, and unravel the mystery behind the threatening letters written to Captain Sharon Raydor and her material witness, Rusty Beck.

And we will face two of the final tests of character as this curious case unwinds in unusual fashion... read more

Major Crimes Creator James Duff Preview "Year-End Blowout"

Major Crimes

Used car dealerships have been justly famous for their fast talk and unsophisticated advertising, but their greatest salesmen were once genuine marvels of our culture. Part carnival barker, part magician, part traffic accident: the sincerest practitioners of this art inspired wonder and dark admiration as they daily transformed intelligent people into gullible customers, plopping them (almost without protest) behind the wheels of "one hundred percent guaranteed pre-owned vehicles," and going on to run up the price with a succession of worthless guarantees. Sadly, this marketplace, in which used-car salesmen once bartered with ferocity and cunning, daily diminishes under the pressures of the internet, where customers can go and find the exact car they want, in the exact color, and from the exact year, with an exact price. These dealerships, one successful owner mourns, are becoming less like bazars and more like parking lots, way stations for inventory absent any human connection. The next generation of used car salesmen will have a different character from their predecessors.

And that takes us to the theme we explore in our next episode... read more

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Premiered: August 13, 2012, on TNT
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Premise: A female captain leads the L.A.P.D.'s Major Crimes division in this spin-off from "The Closer," featuring characters from that series.

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