The Closer is an American crime drama, starring Kyra Sedgwick as Deputy Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson, a Georgia police detective who often closes her cases using sometimes-questionable methods. Deputy Chief Johnson arrived in Los Angeles to lead the Priority Murder Squad, later renamed Priority Homicide Division and currently called Major Crimes Division, a team that originally (seasons 1–4) dealt with high profile murder cases.
The Closer was created by James Duff and the Shephard/Robin Company in association with Warner Bros. Television. On Monday July 11, 2011 the series began its seventh season, scheduled to be its last, despite finishing its sixth season as cable's highest rated drama.
On December 10, 2010, TNT announced that the upcoming seventh season of The Closer, which began production in the spring of 2011, will be the show's last. The channel said that the decision to retire the show was made by Kyra Sedgwick.
On January 30, 2011, the media announced that the final season would add six episodes to the usual fifteen episode order, the final six being the build toward a possible spin-off series. On May 18, 2011, TNT announced that the spin-off, entitled Major Crimes and...
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