'Major Crimes' premiere: Meet the new boss, different from the old boss

TNT might have done a little bit of a disservice to "Major Crimes" by opting to run its premiere immediately after the finale of "The Closer." Not ratings-wise -- in that sense, putting "Major Crimes" up after Brenda Leigh's swan song is probably the smartest decision TNT could have made. But creatively, a bit of a breath might have served the new show well.Because even though "Major Crimes" actually manages pretty well to establish its own tone and rhythm in Monday's (Aug. 13) series premiere, it still has much of the same cast, some of the same sets -- heck, even the same style for its opening titles as "The Closer." All of that could make it easy to dismiss the show as "The Closer Minus Brenda," but that's not what's happening.PICS: TV spinoffs from 'The Simpsons' to 'Major Crimes'For starters, the show has given itself the gift of building around a very different female...


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