The Closer

1998, TV Show


Cable Ratings: The Closer Slips, Perception Debuts Solidly

The Closer

The Closer may be limping to the finish line.

The first of the TNT drama's final six episodes debuted Monday to... read more

TNT Developing Shows From Tom Clancy, Matthew McConaughey and Nigel Lythgoe

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TNT is developing 11 new series, including seven scripted shows and four unscripted projects, the network announced Wednesday.

King and Maxwell follows Sean King and Michelle Maxwell, two popular characters by best-selling author David Baldacci, who will serve as a consultant on the show. King and Maxwell are private investigators who were also former secret service agents.
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Cheers & Jeers: The Closer Books David Costabile

David Costabile

Cheers to David Costabile for adding another quality cable crime drama to his blotter.

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The Closer Spin-Off: "The Dynamics Are Going to Change"

Mary McDonnell

Brenda Leigh Johnson is by no means done squeezing confessions out of criminals on The Closer, but already the TNT show, which premieres its seventh and final season on July 11, is setting the scene for its new spinoff, Major Crimes.

"We've talked about Major Crimes on the episodes ...
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Blue Bloods: New York's Finest Family

Blue Bloods

Inside Frank Reagan's Brooklyn home, the weekly Sunday family dinner sits steaming on the table, but it's daughter Erin, an assistant district attorney, who's in hot water. Her granddad, retired cop Henry, rages at her for taking on a case he doesn't like. Hurtful words fly, and when Frank tries to cool the debate, Henry shouts, "I decide when it's enough!" and stomps away. A tense silence falls until the handsome, mustached man at the head of the table says with authority, "Pass the yams." And the group of actors starring in Blue Bloods cracks up.

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TNT Cancels Dark Blue

Dark Blue

TNT has canceled Dark Blue, according to The Futon Critic.

The cop drama, starring Dylan McDermott, averaged 2.25 million viewers in its second season. That's significantly below... read more

Coolest Moments: A Dexter Shocker, Closer's Dilemma, the Last Dance and More!

Dexter, The Closer

This week, television taught us that all good things must come to an end. Californication's Hank Moody made a difficult choice. The brothers of Nip/Tuck performed an ethically questionable surgery for personal gain. So You Think You Can Dance finally acknowledged the high art that is krumping. And Dexter, a show about a serial killer, made death surprising again. Welcome to Coolest Moments: Finale Fever Edition.

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Mega Buzz: Scoop on Grey's, 24, Southland and More!

Sandra Oh, Kiefer Sutherland, Regina King

Every week, editors Mickey O'Connor and Adam Bryant answer your burning questions. Want some TV scoop? Please send all questions to

Any news on what's ahead for Cristina and Owen on Grey's Anatomy? — Lisa
If there's one thing we know about Dr. Yang, it's that her career always comes first. Has her time with Owen changed that? We'll find out when Cristina gets stuck with a very difficult decision that could drastically affect not only her future, but also one of her closest relationships.

I'm dying for 24 to start again. What will the new cast members be up to? — Cassandra
You've probably heard Cole Ortiz (Freddie Prinze Jr.) described as read more

Mega Buzz: Scoop on V, Grey's, Vampire Diaries and More!

Grey's Anatomy, V, Vampire Diaries

Every week, editors Mickey O'Connor and Adam Bryant answer your burning questions. Want some TV scoop? Please send all questions to

You raised the question last week, so answer it. Will there be a Visitor-human birth on V? — Jim
MICKEY: We already know that Morris Chestnut's Ryan Nichols has a human lovah, but I'm hearing that a different human-V coupling will produce a bouncing baby reptile. Morena Baccarin, who plays Anna, the creepy-hot leader of the Visitors, is coy on the matter, but says it's definitely a possibility. There's your breaking news, Chad Decker.

V: Sit down with Visitors' leader Morena Baccarin

I loved the Arizona-centric episode of Grey's Anatomy. What's next for her? — Lori
ADAM: Show of jazz hands: Who wants a musical episode of Grey's? Well, you're...

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Ratings for The Bachelorette, The Closer and More

The Bachelorette is looking good.

Some recent ratings highlights:

• With I'm a Celebrity waning, The Bachelorette surged 13 percent week-to-week on Monday night to average 7.2 million total viewers over its two-hour run. Here Come the Newlyweds (4.77 mil), however, dipped 5 percent. 

The Closer returned to an audience of 7.14 million, slipping just 8 percent from its Season 4 opener. Raising the Bar in turn kicked off its sophomore run with an audience nearly double (3.6 mil) its Season 1 finale. 

I'm a Celebrity ... Get Me Out of Here! delivered 5.19 mil, which was on par with its most recent outing but down ... read more

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Premiered: February 23, 1998, on CBS
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Premise: A Denver ad exec decides to open his own agency after he's fired for losing a big account for his firm. It was Tom Selleck's first TV series since 'Magnum, P.I.' ended in 1988, and was gone within three months.



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