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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.

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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 The outdated equipment provided by the LAPD causes Buzz constant frustration, but his instruments often prove useful in cracking a case.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.
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Series Finale

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

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

 

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julie April 13, 2014 at 2:10 pm

Love it! Don’t miss Brenda (her accent was a bit over the top). This show is so much more real and believeable than ever before. Waiting for the next season to begin. We have it on our “season pass” and will be thrilled when we see the premiere listed for the next season.

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Jackie April 8, 2014 at 2:23 pm

I love the show even though I miss Brenda’s feisty attitude. Rador has shown her human side with Rusty. I keep looking on tv to try and find it. When is it coming back?
I agree with other watcher’s post this is a sit on the edge of the couch show and I look forward to seeing it every week I love the addition of Rusty and was hoping to see more of him growing up.

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Jackie April 8, 2014 at 2:23 pm

I love the show even though I miss Brenda’s feisty attitude. Rador has shown her human side with Rusty. I keep looking on tv to try and find it. When is it coming back?
I agree with other watcher’s post this is a sit on the edge of the couch show and I look forward to seeing it every week I love the addition of Rusty and was hoping to see more of him growing up.

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Anonymous April 4, 2014 at 5:59 pm

Love the show- Let Fritzy keep his job!

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Carolyn March 4, 2014 at 3:12 pm

My husband and I both love the show. We’re happy that Rusty is part of the show and feel Sharon’s ex may be able to play into future episodes. I certainly hope the show is not canceled. There are far to few worthwhile tv series showing today. We are sick to death of the non- or would-be unrealistic reality shows. Who cares about those non-talent productions? Give us more like Major Crimes and for goodness sake, please don’t cancel it. Love Julio, Tao, Provenza and all the rest. Excellent series!

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Dick H. March 1, 2014 at 10:12 am

Like the show but way too much Rusty waiting for him to fall in the well – they have a great cast need to use them – they are the reason I watch.

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sharon hachey February 6, 2014 at 2:44 pm

I really enjoyed the show major crimes but, enough of Rusty got bored with the show. I like all the actor but lets get back to what the show is about.{ no more Rusty please!!!.}

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Catherine Cook February 4, 2014 at 8:28 pm

This is the perfect extension after ending The Closer. Promoting rather than killing off Brenda Lea Johnson was brilliant! I liked the gradual bonding between Raydor & Johnson — maybe a special re-appearance of the former Chief Deputy could be basis for a thrilling episode (hint, hint) ! Each of the characters in Major Crimes is special in their own way, & Rusty adds a particularly interesting twist. I am hoping this series lasts for many seasons to come! Five stars in my book (;o)

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Gloria Costanzo January 30, 2014 at 7:08 pm

I really enjoy this show and look forward to it every week. I certainly hope it does not get cancelled!

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Lena January 23, 2014 at 9:17 pm

I love the show, even better then the Closer.

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S.Feinstein January 16, 2014 at 9:41 am

Like it more than the previous show – the closer which had too many cutesy sthick going on

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Maria Danahy January 6, 2014 at 9:46 pm

I like this show. I hope it doesn’t get cancelled. The way each person works cases is great. There is a little comedy thrown in between a couple of the cops is good. When all the detectives work together I like their methods.
Keep this show on.

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Jay walker January 1, 2014 at 12:51 pm

I have to agree, get the Rusty storyline over. It takes away from the show. There are better actors on the show that they could start additional story lines with.

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haterusty December 16, 2013 at 10:10 pm

This spinoff had great promise, but the whiney Rusty character has pretty much driven us off. Enough is enough. Byebye.

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Diane Massey November 25, 2013 at 2:13 pm

Major Crimes is better than the Closer. Love it!

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