Doris Roberts and G.W. Bailey
My first order of business in previewing the next episode of Major Crimes is to thank Tim Conway, Paul Dooley, Ron Glass, Doris Roberts and Marion Ross for lifting this entry of our series onto the list of our most memorable. Our entire cast of regulars was thrilled to host these legends from, respectively, McHale's Navy and The Carol Burnett Show, Breaking Away and Grace Under Fire, Barney Miller and Firefly, Remington Steele and Everybody Loves Raymond, and Happy Days and Brooklyn Bridge. Also appearing, the dynamic Paul McCrane (of E.R. fame), as an ICE agent with a curious (one might even say horrifying) hobby.
Now to write just a few words about our story, which revolves around an all-too-familiar aspect of an individual's identity. To state the obvious (I am a television writer, after all!), people change...
Kearran Giovanni, G.W. Bailey
When we began breaking stories around the theme of identity this season, no one ever thought we would be plumbing such dark and disturbing places inside the collective unconscious. Yet our next episode of MAJOR CRIMES dives further into the bottomless waters of the human psyche than we have ever gone before, sinking quickly past the (relatively) more common sins of murder, racial prejudice ...
Graham Patrick Martin
Some very vocal Major Crimes fans have taken to social media to express their dislike for Rusty (Graham Patrick Martin), the troubled foster son of Capt. Sharon Raydor (Mary McDonnell). As on-screen threats against the teen murder witness intensify, could Rusty's days come to an end on the TNT drama's August 19 summer finale?
In the seventh episode of our summer long examination of identity, we actively consider that oldest of old saws, "Don't judge a book by it's cover." We are usually taught this elemental lesson in judgment when we're very young, and (for many) it begins the effort to hone the native suspicion of human nature. There are too many examples of how people have been led astray by appearances to repeat them here, but one should not have to go back very far in American history to locate tragic mistakes that occur when people form false impressions based entirely on semblance. But Major Crimes is only an hour drama on television, and not a civics lesson; many of the questions we ask have no answers...
D.W. Moffett, Lea Thompson
It's not a wonderful alt-life on ABC Family's Switched at Birth (Monday, 8/7c), as this endearing family drama imagines a "what if" scenario that hinges on Regina having gone public about the switch after she discovered it when the girls were but 3 years old. (The fact that she kept it a secret until their adolescence was the crux of an argument last week between her and John Kennish that ended with him collapsing from what appeared to be a heart attack.)
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It's a bird. It's a plane. Duck and cover! What goes up must come down in a small town trapped — wait for it — Under the Dome, the title of an ingeniously warped conceit from the fertile mind of Stephen King, who believes that ...
There's a new face in the squad room this season on Major Crimes.
Former My Name Is Earl star Nadine Velazquez joins the cast of the TNT drama Monday (9/8c, TNT) as Deputy District Attorney Emma Rios, a bright and ambitious young prosecutor who's been assigned to work with the Major Crimes Unit. Unfortunately, Capt. Raydor (Mary McDonnell) & Co. don't exactly extend the warmest welcome.
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"They're not gentle and they're not holding my hand in any way," Velazquez tells TVGuide.com of her character's interaction with her new colleagues....
Anna Paquin, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Mireille Enos
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Major Crimes police captain Sharon Raydor (Mary McDonnell) is getting a major pain in the keister this season when her estranged husband, Jackson (Tom Berenger), moves in with her starting July 8 for three episodes of the TNT drama. "He is extremely charming and funny," says Berenger, who collected an Emmy last year for Hatfields & McCoys.