Major Crimes

Major Crimes TV series on TNTNetwork: TNT
Episodes: Ongoing (hour)
Seasons: Ongoing

TV show dates: August 13, 2012 — present
Series status: Has not been cancelled

Performers include: Mary McDonnell, G. W. Bailey, Tony Denison, Michael Paul Chan, Raymond Cruz, Phillip P. Keene, Robert Gossett, Jonathan del Arco, Kearran Giovanni, Jon Tenney, and Graham Patrick Martin.

TV show description:      
This TV series is a continuation of The Closer, following the departure of Deputy Chief Brenda Lee Johnson (Kyra Sedgwick).

The detectives in the Los Angeles Police Department’s Major Crimes division are still reeling from Brenda’s leaving and this creates a tough transition for the newly appointed head of the division, Captain Sharon Raydor (Mary McDonnell).

Unlike their previous chief, Raydor is determined to lead the department with a rule-based, more team-oriented approach, sharing the credit with the people with whom she works. Raydor’s hardest job, however, will be gaining the full trust and confidence of her detectives, who aren’t quick to forget her long history of internal investigations targeting them and their previous boss.

Especially troublesome is Lieutenant Louie Provenza (G. W. Bailey), the squad’s resident old-timer. He still has a few tricks up his sleeve and has a difficult time taking orders from someone he doesn’t think knows as much as he does. He also likes to bend the rules to avoid doing too much work. Lieutenant Andy Flynn (Tony Denison) is passionate about his job but sometimes lets his friendship with Provenza get in the way. He always has a wise crack to keep the squad lifted, even in stressful situations.

Lieutenant Mike Tao (Michael Paul Chan) is the go-to guy for anything technology related. He thrives on using his expertise to crack cases; the more complex, the better. But he also tends to go overboard on details when explaining things. Detective Julio Sanchez (Raymond Cruz) is knowledgeable about the complications of gang warfare in Los Angeles and can be a bit intimidating to a suspect. Even when his emotions run high, Sanchez knows how far he can push without crossing the line.

A Civilian Surveillance Coordinator, Buzz Watson (Phillip P. Keene) is the electronics room technician. In addition, he is the videographer of all crime-scene documentation for the Major Crimes Division. The outdated equipment provided by the LAPD causes Buzz constant frustration, but his instruments often prove useful in cracking a case.

Assistant Chief of Operations Russell Taylor (Robert Gossett) helps the Major Crimes Division on numerous cases. He frequently acts as a press liaison and has proven to be a strong ally for closing cases. Doctor Morales (Jonathan del Arco) is the Medical Examiner for the LA County Coroner’s office.

FBI Special Agent Fritz Howard (Jon Tenney) is Brenda’s husband and works as the main liaison between Major Crimes and the FBI.

A newcomer to the Major Crimes division, Detective Amy Sykes (Kearran Giovanni) is an ambitious undercover police detective and military veteran who served in Afghanistan. She struggles to prove herself and be taken seriously.

Rusty Beck (Graham Patrick Martin) is a homeless juvenile who ends up living with Raydor after becoming a witness in an important homicide case. His troubled past shapes his unruly character and that doesn’t make Raydor’s transition any easier.

Series Finale:     
Episode TBD
This TV series has not ended yet.
First aired: TBD


What do you think? Do you like this spin-off TV series? Is it as good as The Closer?

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  1. christine morabito says

    i like majore crimes, but i love, love. the closer no one will ever replace brenda lee johnson. she’s the BEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! also, she’s married to my favorite actor
    Kevin Baccon. Oh, but i do hope Majore Crimes do come back because i love all actors from the Closer no one will ever beat BRENDA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Len Barre says

    I like the way Capt Raydor has mellowed and become part of the team. My wife and I cannot wait for the next season to start.

  3. Lou-Lou says

    I love major crimes. I think that it is the perfect spin off from The Closer. I think it was a risky but brilliant decision for the creators to continue the show with this very likable group of characters. The character’s dynamics separate this police drama from all of the others( CSI’s, Criminal Minds, etc). I look forward to a new season!!

  4. says

    I loved The Closer and miss Kyra Sedgwick, but I am looking forward to Major Crimes continuing as well. I hope the show will return, please keep me posted.

  5. June Gabriel says

    I hope you don’t cancell. I was huge fan of The Closer and still watch the reruns – and very skeptical about this spin off – but it was good. Better than I thought it would be – much better. So Congratulations. Please give it a good anouncement when it is starting again so evey one can find it.

    Looking forward to it.

  6. Robin says

    I like this show. I also miss Brenda Lee Johnson. Captain Rador is doing very well in her own way. She is trying to loosen up a bit. PLEASE don’t cancel this show…

  7. CATS2 says

    I can’t wait for it to come back….when? I like it better than Closer. The main character isn’t always lying. Love the cast and stories and interaction of characters and new young man story.

  8. FGoodbeer says

    I love the team of Major Crimes. I will always miss Kyra, “Thank you so much”, but I have grown to love the developing Capt Raydor. Her interaction with the crew and the addition of Rusty if phenomenal. Keep it going, please.

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