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The Closer Creator James Duff Previews "Road Block"

For most of our last season, the questions we've been asking about love deal with its passionate side. In the five winter episodes, we have veered slowly towards the costs of that passion. As I have noted before, the only real promise you ever get with love is that it must end; that we go on loving, in the face of certain loss, is one of the nobler traits of humanity; in fact, it may be our saving grace as a species. Devotion and adoration are not restricted to things that are good for us... //

The Closer “Road Block” Season 7 Episode 14

The Closer  "Road Block" Season 7  Episode 14 airs Monday December 19 at at 9 p.m. (ET/PT) on TNT. Episode Synopsis:  The Major Crimes Division  investigates a hit-and-run murder of a young girl on abicycle . Mark Moses and Elizabeth Perkins guest-star as the LAPD’s Police Commissioner and his wife Gail, who may be in trouble when Brenda becomes determined to uncover a scandal one of them tried to cover up. Maggie Wheeler guest-stars as Gail’s friend who clashes with Brenda. Read More... //  

The Closer Creator James Duff Previews "Relative Matters"

One of the greatest side benefits of my work on The Closer has been the time I get to spend thinking about our themes. This last season, which revolves around love, has provided me countless hours of reflection, examining the best of all human emotions and, to my mind, the most powerful. When you have a choice, and love is one of the options, the decision usually becomes obvious. For me, life is broken down into a series of families...  //

The Closer “Relative Matters” Season 7 Episode 13

The Closer  "Relative Matters" Season 7  Episode 13 airs Monday December 12 at at 9 p.m. (ET/PT) on TNT. Episode Synopsis:  The murder of a man under FBI surveillance  puts the federal agents in hot water with the L.A.P.D. Special guest stars Frances Sternhagen and Barry Corbin return as Brenda’s parents, who have come to town for the holidays with surprising news that keeps Brenda’s mind from her case. Read More... //

Actor Billy Burke to Cause Big Trouble During Final Act of ‘The Closer’

As any fan of the long-running TNT drama   The Closer  knows, actor Billy Burke  (of  Twilight  fame) played Philip Stroh, the one  "who got away" from Deputy Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson (Kyra Sedgwick ). According  to the folks at  TV Line , Burke will be back as Stroh for –  SPOILER  WARNING!!!  – the final two episodes (set to air next summer) of the series in a faceoff with Brenda in which she is investigating the makeshift cemetery of a serial killer that will cause Stroh to resurface. Read More... //

The Closer Creator James Duff Previews the Show's "Jolly" 100th Episode

In our season-long examination of love, The Closer would be remiss if it didn't pause to consider the fuzziest of all human passions: a fondness for our own golden past. Hardly anything tickles warm, childhood memories like the holidays. Gifts, decorations, friendly gatherings, family feasting and favorite songs blend to paint a glowing patina over our best memories. Unfortunately, the American brand of nostalgia borders on amnesia, and holding on to our youthful attachments oftentimes requires overlooking a host of problematic truths, or so our intrepid civilian tech, Buzz Watson, discovers when dragging his younger sister, Casey, on their annual trip to a local Christmas fair...  //

The Closer “You Have The Right to Remain Jolly” Season 7 Episode 12

The Closer  "You Have The Right to Remain Jolly" Season 7  Episode 12 airs Monday December 5 at at 9 p.m. (ET/PT) on TNT. Episode Synopsis:  In the 100th episode of THE CLOSER , the holiday  cheer is interrupted when Santa’s entrance into a Christmas  Village via a zip line goes horribly wrong. Fred Willard guest stars as the village’s owner, Santa Jack, whom many believe to be the real Father Christmas. Christine Woods also guest stars as Buzz’s visiting sister, who helps Brenda and the Major Crimes Division solve the holiday case. And guest star Lauren Bowles plays the niece and business partner of Santa Jack (Willard). Read More... //

THE CLOSER “Necessary Evil” Season 7 Episode 11

THE CLOSER  "Necessary Evil" Season 7  Episode 11 airs Monday November 28 at at 9 p.m. (ET/PT) on TNT. Episode Synopsis:  When a high school  principal is shot while trying to turn his school around in the midst of a scandal, Brenda and her detectives soon realize their case overlaps with an existing FBI investigation. The situation leaves Fritz and Brenda sparring over whose murder case it should be. Read More... //

First Look: The Closer Toasts 100 Episodes

Kyra Sedgwick and Jon Tenney enjoyed a drink after wrapping The Closer 's 100th episode (airing December 5 on TNT), which executive producer James Duff calls "a light Christmas gift" to fans. "We murder Santa Claus. We felt the world could use a little laugh at... //

Actor Jason George to Appear on THE CLOSER Finale

The winter finale of the popular TNT series  THE CLOSER  will feature actor Jason George as Marvin Evans, a successful businessman with old ties to the neighborhood where Turell Baylor was brutally murdered last season (this death was the source of a major storyline this season for Brenda and the members of the Major Crimes Division). Brenda (Kyra Sedgwick) goes to Evans seeking help to solve a gang murder that may be connected to Turell’s demise. Read More... //