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Elizabeth Perkins Appearing on The Closer

Weeds alum Elizabeth Perkins will guest-star in an upcoming episode of The Closer , Entertainment Weekly reports. Perkins, 50, will play Gail Meyers, the wife ... //

The Closer — Revenge of the Nerd!

Nearly 30 years after his breakout role as Booger in Revenge of the Nerds , the ubiquitous character actor is busier than ever. In addition to his cameo in the new big-screen comedy Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star , he butted heads with Emmy winner Kyra Sedgwick as Peter Goldman, the sanctimonious attorney who literally turned his crusade against Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson into a federal case in The Closer 's summer finale. //

THE CLOSER Summer Finale – “Fresh Pursuit” Season 7 Episode 10

Watch a preview and check out photos of the summer finale episode of  THE CLOSER  "Fresh Pursuit" Season 7 Episode 10 which airs Monday September 12 at at 9 p.m. (ET/PT) on TNT. Episode Synopsis:  The squad investigates the shooting death of a deputy sheriff as the judge in the civil case against Brenda decides whether or not to drop the charges against her. Read More... //

THE CLOSER “Star Turn” Season 7 Episode 9

Watch a preview and check out photos of the upcoming episode of  THE CLOSER  "Star Turn" Season 7 Episode 9 which airs Monday September 5 at at 9 p.m. (ET/PT) on TNT. Episode Synopsis:  THE CLOSER "Star Turn" Season 7 Episode 9 – Major Crimes investigates the mysterious disappearance of a stage father just as his daughter’s new single is about to hit the charts. The Baylor family offers to settle with Brenda in the civil suit against her. But the deal may be too good to be true. Emmy winner Ken Howard (The White Shadow, Grey Gardens), Debrah Farentino (Storm of the Century,  Eureka ) and Rick Gonzalez (Reaper, Coach Carter) guest-star. Read More... //

Monday's Cable Ratings: "Closer," "Rizzoli & Isles" Remain Most-Watched

select cable nielsen ratings (national numbers for monday, august 29, 2011) Here are the highlights of 32 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the cable networks last night, courtesy of TravisYanan : //

Fred Willard to Guest Star on The Closer

The Closer is about to get a lot funnier. The hilarious actor - most recently seen on the small screen as Phil's father on Modern Family - will stop by the TNT hit to help is celebrate 100 episodes. According to Entertainment Weekly , the star will portray... Santa Claus?!? Look for Willard to depict the owner of a Christmas Village where a murder takes place, as described by the official TNT synopsis: "Fighting elves and competing St. Nicks argue over the true meaning of Christmas while Brenda reminds people they have the right to remain jolly." Willard’s character, meanwhile, believes he's the real St. Nick. //

THE CLOSER “Death Warrant” Season 7 Episode 8

Watch a preview and check out photos of the upcoming episode  of  THE CLOSER  "Death Warrant"Season 7  Episode 8 which airs Monday August 29 at at 9 p.m. (ET/PT) on TNT. Episode Synopsis:  THE CLOSER "Death Warrant" Season 7 Episode 8 – Brenda reaches out to Capt. Raydor for help in a twist-filled case involving a murder-for-hire scheme, a formidable drug cartel and allegations of police brutality. Elsewhere, squad members are deposed in regard to the lawsuit leveled against Brenda. Read More... //

Top Moments: It Takes Two on Glee Project, True Blood Dreams Up an Unsexy Threesome

Our top moments of the week: 13. Top of the Pecking Order Award:   Tori Spelling 's pet Silkie chicken Coco steals the spotlight on  Millionaire Matchmaker  when  Patti Stanger  brings an old-school chauvinist to show that the  Beverly Hills, 90210  star was a modern woman who could have it all: a family, a career ... and a bird  prized by  Top Chef Masters  and Chinese cuisine enthusiasts alike. Coco stands on the table, preens for the camera and even steals one of Tori's fresh-baked goods without reprimand. The real lesson here: You don't need 11 herbs and spices to rule the roost — just look cute for the chicks. 12. Best Suspect:   David Letterman  may have been a  target  on a jihadist website, and while authorities are investigating the matter, he's pretty sure he knows who's  really  behind the scheme. "They're looking into it. They're questioning, they're interrogating, there's an electronic trail, but everybody knows it's  Leno ," he quips on  The Late Show . So we're  guessing no more Super Bowl parties ? 11. Worst Family Planning:  What to do when you're bored? Go on Facebook? Hang out with friends? If you're  Teen Mom 's Maci, you have a second child! "If I had another baby, I wouldn't be bored," the 19-year-old wistfully muses, officially dethroning "to fix a marriage" as the worst reason to have a baby. Well, yeah, you wouldn't be bored, but you'd have another kid to raise and that — as you  should  know — is no joke. Thankfully, her beau Kyle is having none of it: "You just need to get out of your baby fever for a little bit." Read More... //

'Southland' returns in January; 'Closer,' 'Leverage' back in November

TNT has laid out its schedule of originals for the end of 2011 and the early part of 2012, including the return of "Southland" in January and new episodes of "Leverage," "The Closer" and "Rizzoli & Isles" starting in late November.The channel is also kicking off a movie franchise on Tuesday nights, featuring adaptations of popular crime novels."Leverage" will be the first show back. The back end of Season 4 kicks off Sunday, Nov. 27 and will run for eight episodes. "The Closer" and "Rizzoli & Isles" will return the following night, each for five episodes.Then on Tuesday, Nov. 29, TNT will kick off its "Mystery Movie Night" franchise with "Scott Turow's Innocent," a legal thriller starring Bill Pullman, Marcia Gay Harden and Alfred Molina. New movies will air on Tuesdays and Wednesdays each week."Southland" begins its 10-episode fourth season on Jan. 17. Lucy Liu has joined the cast as a special guest star and... //

THE CLOSER “A Family Affair” Season 7 Episode 7

Watch a preview  and check out photos of the upcoming episode  of  THE CLOSER  "A Family Affair" Season 7 Episode 7 which airs Monday August 22 at at 9 p.m. (ET/PT) on TNT. Episode Synopsis:  THE CLOSER "A Family Affair" Season 7 Episode 7 – The team investigates the puzzling death of a fellow officer’s daughter. Elsewhere, Capt. Raydor advances in her meticulous audit of Brenda’s unit and begins to sharpen focus on Det. Sanchez. Read More... //