TNT Announces Major Crimes, The Closer Spinoff

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TNT formally announced Wednesday morning its plan to follow The Closer‘s upcoming seventh and final season with a spin-off series titled Major Crimes, TV Line reports.

Touted by the network as “TV’s next great crime drama,” Major Crimes will star Mary McDonnell (Battlestar Galactica), reprising her recurring Closer role of Captain Raydor.

The Closer‘s final cycle will consist of 21 total episodes - 15 airing this year plus six for summer 2012 - and feed directly into the 10-episode first season of Major Crimes.

Mary McDonnell, The Closer

Like its predecessor, the McDonnell-led spinoff will be set within the Los Angeles Police Department, with The Closer creator James Duff executive producing.

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