The Closer

Mary McDonnell: ‘Major Crimes’ Has Kicks for ‘Closer’ Fans

Posted on 08/26/2012 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

EntertainmentNow that the baton has been passed from “The Closer” to “Major Crimes,” will the new show maintain good momentum, or fade as the weeks go by?   If we are to believe star Mary McDonnell, it will run its own race with lots of kicks ahead for fans. We caught up with the esteemed actress as she was basking in the afterglow of having completed production of her series’ first 10 episodes.  She was dying to share them, she said, …

Mary McDonnell, ‘Major Crimes’ Take Their Place at Last

Posted on 08/12/2012 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

EntertainmentSo, the long goodbye is almost over.  After a year of talking about the end of “The Closer” and the beginning of “Major Crimes” — the departure of  Kyra Sedgwick and the promotion of Mary McDonnell — the transition finally is taking place tomorrow night (8/13).  Beginning at 9 o’clock, “The Closer” ends with a  heartfelt finale, followed by “Major Crimes’” debut at 10. Will this old-cast-with-new-lead gambit prove a success, as in, say, Kirstie Alley coming aboard “Cheers” or …

Good TV This Week: Kyra Sedgwick and Eric McCormack

Posted on 07/8/2012 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

EntertainmentKyra Sedgwick’s “The Closer” returns to the TNT lineup for its final batch of six original episodes tomorrow night (7/9) – and they’re absolutely must-see viewing for fans of the smart, bitingly funny police procedural.  Sedgwick’s candy-gobbling Deputy Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson is well on her way to her day of reckoning for all those rules she’s been bending, smashing and ignoring through these seven seasons of squeezing, tricking, cajoling and seducing confessions from her criminal quarry. Will Brenda be …