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James Martinez (House of Cards) is set for a recurring role in TNT’s crime-drama series Major Crimes, from Warner Bros TV. Martinez will play Ian Nunez, the sociopathic father of a potential kidnap victim, a man who started a second family without ever informing them he had a son from another marriage. He joins an ensemble cast that includes Mary McDonnell, Tony Denison, Michael Paul Chan, Phillip P. Keene and Raymond Cruz. Martinez currently plays outspoken congressman… »
Vulture WatchIs Lapd Captain Sharon Raydor still on the case? Has the Major Crimes TV show been cancelled or renewed for a sixth season on TNT? The television vulture is watching all the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of Major Crimes season six. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you? What's This TV Show About?This spinoff of Kyra Sedgwick's crime drama, The Closer, also airs on the cable channel. Major Crimes follows the further investigations by the detectives in the Los Angeles Police Department’s Major Crimes division. Mary McDonnell, G.W. Bailey, Tony Denison, Michael Paul Chan, Raymond Cruz, Kearran Giovanni, Phillip P. Keene, Jonathan Del Arco, and Graham Patrick Martin star. Recurring in season five are: Camryn Manheim, Jon Tenney, Kathe Mazur, Jeri Ryan, Rene Rosado, Leonard Roberts, Dawnn Lewis, Daniel »
Jessica Meraz is joining the sixth season of TNT's Major Crimes TV show as a series regular, and Lourdes Benedicto has landed a recurring role on the drama. A spinoff of The Closer, Major Crimes stars Mary McDonnell as Commander Sharon Raydor. The TNT cast also includes G.W. Bailey, Tony Denison, Michael Paul Chan, Raymond Cruz, Kearran Giovanni, Phillip P. Keene, Graham Patrick Martin, Jonathan Del Arco, Robert Gossett, and Jon Tenney. Read More… »
Rejoice, Sons of Anarchy fans, because more and more details are being released about the spinoff series, Mayans Mc. When and where will it take place? Are familiar faces involved? And, most importantly, has Charlie Hunnam weighed in? Check out some key details below, and as we patiently await the pilot's arrival, relive the many reasons we miss Hunnam on Sons of Anarchy, because you know what? We're still not over it, either. The Creators Sons of Anarchy's Kurt Sutter and Elgin James are developing the spinoff series together. Sutter will direct the pilot episode and serve as an executive producer, and James will be the co-executive producer. The Plot Mayans Mc is set in the aftermath of Sons of Anarchy, and the story will focus on the struggles of Ezekiel "Ez" Reyes (Jd Pardo), a prospect in the Mayan Mc charter on the California-Mexico border. The Cast Jd Pardo »
- Laura Marie Meyers
The former is a Venezuelan actress who has signed on to play Carnalita, a series regular who, as a child, “watched her family die at the hands of the Galindo cartel. Now, streetwise and driven, she protects the lost children orphaned by cartel violence.” Maurice Compte, on the other hand, ought to ring a bell for Netflix subscribers after the actor’s performance in hit drama Narcos. Swapping Escobar for the open road, Compte has joined FX’s Sons of Anarchy spinoff as a “highly regarded DEA agent tasked to bring down Miguel Castillo, the Galindo Cartel kingpin.” Fuelled by his own personal demons, Castillo is pitched as an unhinged character relentless in his pursuit to bring down the cartel, so we »
- Michael Briers
Season five of Major Crimes just finished this week. And recently, series creator James Duff spoke with TVLine about that explosive season ender for the TNT TV series.The crime drama follows the investigations of the detectives in the Los Angeles Police Department’s Major Crimes division. The cast includes Mary McDonnell, Tony Denison, Gw Bailey, Michael Paul Chan, Raymond Cruz, Robert Gossett, Phillip P. Keene, Graham Patrick Martin, Kearran Giovanni, and Jonathan Del Arco. TNT has already renewed the series for a sixth season.Read More… »
Raymond Cruz is headed to FX. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Breaking Bad star has joined the network's Sons of Anarchy spinoff pilot, Mayans Mc.The drama will “focus on the struggles of Ezekiel “Ez” Reyes (Jd Pardo), a prospect in the Mayan Mc charter on the California/Mexico border.” The cast also includes Edward James Olmos, John Ortiz, and Clayton Cardenas.Read More… »
It’s a cold, wet January night in Albuquerque, and Giancarlo Esposito is relieved he finally doesn’t have to hide that he’s on the set of the AMC series “Better Call Saul.” He used to have to sneak into town with his head down, his face buried in a pulled-down baseball cap. When fans of the “Breaking Bad” star would still manage to spot him in the airport, he’d lie to them, claiming he was in town to get a cleanse at the Ayurvedic Institute. He even carried a lunch bag from that holistic healing center just to throw them off.
- Debra Birnbaum
One of the great guilty pleasures of AMC's long-running Breaking Bad series were the tremendously complex and consistently unpredictable villains. Bryan Cranston's joyously dark alter-ego Walter White was continually pitted against ruthless adversaries, such as Giancarlo Esposito's Gus Fring and Jonathan Banks' Mike Ehrmantraut, but for my money the show's most-inspired and lethal villain will always be Tuco Salamanca, as played by veteran character actor Raymond Cruz.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Cruz, who also plays Tuco in a semi-regular role on the Breaking Bad spin-off Better Call Saul, has just been cast on the upcoming FX Network series, Mayans Mc, which is itself a spin-off of FX's Sons of Anarchy. This new series takes place after the events in the Sons of Anarchy finale, focusing on biker activities along the California/Mexico border. Cruz's character is Che "Padre" Romero, a hardened member of the Mayans Mc »
- David Kozlowski
The drama is set post-soa and centers on Ez Reyes, a prospect in the Mayan Mc charter on the California/Mexico border who struggles with his desire for vengeance against the cartel as well as his need for respect from the women he loves.
Cruz will play Che "Padre" Romero, a full patch member of Mayans »
- Kate Stanhope
Major Crimes has a major change in store. Recently, showrunner James Duff spoke with TVLine about the season five return of the TNT series.The crime drama follows the further investigations of the detectives in the Los Angeles Police Department’s Major Crimes division. The cast includes Mary McDonnell, Tony Denison, Gw Bailey, Michael Paul Chan, Raymond Cruz, Robert Gossett, Phillip P. Keene, Graham Patrick Martin, Kearran Giovanni, and Jonathan Del Arco. TNT has already renewed the show for a sixth season.Read More… »
"Cancel the trip. Cancel everything. We caught a murderer." TNT has released a new promo for the season five return of Major Crimes.Last week, we reported the network has renewed the crime drama for a sixth season. The cast includes Mary McDonnell, G.W. Bailey, Tony Denison, Michael Paul Chan, Raymond Cruz, Kearran Giovanni, Phillip P. Keene, Jonathan Del Arco, and Graham Patrick Martin.Read More… »
Say it with us now, Breaking Bad fans: Yeah, bitch!
Based on a clip from Tuesday’s Ellen, it seems like there’s a good chance Jesse Pinkman will show his face in the third season of Bad‘s prequel, Better Call Saul.
“God, I hope so,” Bad star Aaron Paul responds when host Ellen DeGeneres asks him whether the feckless drug dealer will ever show up on the spinoff. “Maybe I already shot it. We just — or they just — wrapped the [latest] season.”
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TNT is shifting toward dark and gritty TV shows and they're ending their most-watched drama (Rizzoli & Isles). So, where does that leave Major Crimes? Could this be the final season? We already know it will be the shortest season since 2012. Will Major Crimes be cancelled or renewed for a sixth season? Stay tuned.Major Crimes follows the further investigations of the detectives in the Los Angeles Police Department's Major Crimes division. The crime drama's cast includes Mary McDonnell, Tony Denison, Gw Bailey, Michael Paul Chan, Raymond Cruz, Robert Gossett, Phillip P. Keene, Graham Patrick Martin, Kearran Giovanni, and Jonathan Del Arco.Read More… »
To keep the bad guys on the run, TNT has renewed its Major Crimes TV show for season six. The sixth season order is for 13 hourlong episodes. The second half of Major Crimes, season five, resumes on TNT Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at 9:00pm Et/Pt.A sequel to Kyra Sedgwick's crime drama, The Closer, Major Crimes stars Mary McDonnell, G.W. Bailey, Tony Denison, Michael Paul Chan, Raymond Cruz, Kearran Giovanni, Phillip P. Keene, Jonathan Del Arco, and Graham Patrick Martin.Read More… »
Major Crimes will continue to be TNT's longest-running drama.
It was just renewed for a sixth season by the network.
The successful series predates current network head Kevin Reilly and a time when the net focused on procedural fare.
While the focus may be changing at the network, there's no denying the focus of TNT's audience.
This past summer, Major Crimes reached an average of 10 million viewers per episode across TNT's multiple platforms and finished the third quarter ranking as one of cable's Top 10 dramas with adults 18-49.
In its first season, it ranked as cable's #1 new drama of 2012, and it has remained among the most-watched dramas on cable ever since.
Major Crimes centers on a special squad within the Lapd that deals with high-profile or particularly sensitive crimes. »
- Carissa Pavlica
“Major Crimes” has been renewed for a sixth season at TNT, the network announced Wednesday. The renewal comes well before the show’s return for the second half of Season 5 on Feb. 22. Season 6 will consist of 13 episodes.
The series, originally a spin-off of network-maker “The Closer,” has been a bulwark for TNT, pulling in 10 million viewers a week across all platforms, according to Turner. Turner Entertainment chief creative officer Kevin Reilly has taken TNT’s creative direction away from the kind of meat-and-potatoes police procedural that marked the networks’ previous aesthetic. Yet even with series like “Rizzoli & Isles” breathing their last and new, grittier series like “Animal Kingdom” and “Claws” coming to populate the TNT schedule, it appears there’s still room for “Major Crimes.”
“Major Crimes” follows a special squad within the Lapd that deals with high-profile or particularly sensitive crimes. Led by Captain Sharon Raydor (Mary McDonnell), the squad includes Lieutenant Provenza (G.W. Bailey), Lieutenant »
- Oriana Schwindt
TNT’s Major Crimes has been renewed for a 13-episode Season 6, the cabler announced on Wednesday.
RelatedMajor Crimes Gets Winter Return Date, On a New Night
If the abbreviated order has you feeling a bit of deja vu, it’s because the procedural started Season 5 with the same, skimpy episode count, before eventually getting upsized to 21 total episodes.
Season-to-date, Major Crimes is averaging 3.7 million weekly viewers and a .45 demo rating, on par with its previous cycle (which aired a record 23 episodes).
"What in the hell are we doing here?" TNT has released a new preview for the season five return of Major Crimes.The police drama follows the investigations of the detectives in the Los Angeles Police Department’s Major Crimes division. The cast includes Mary McDonnell, Tony Denison, Gw Bailey, Michael Paul Chan, Raymond Cruz, Robert Gossett, Phillip P. Keene, Graham Patrick Martin, Kearran Giovanni, and Jonathan Del Arco.Read More… »
Better Call Saul is getting another familiar face!
Giancarlo Esposito, who played the notorious Gus Fring on AMC'sBreaking Bad confirmed on Twitter on Wednesday that Gus and his fast food chicken empire would be showing up this season on the acclaimed drama's well-received spin-off series.
Exclusive: These 'Better Call Saul' Season 2 Bloopers Will Brighten Your Day
"I'm back!! What you've been waiting for, the rise of Gus is coming! Check this out," the 58-year-old actor captioned a faux-commercial for his character's Pollos Hermanos restaurant.
Exclusive: 'Better Call Saul' Stars Spill on the Iconic 'Breaking Bad' Cameos and Locations in Season 2!
20 items from 2017
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