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Deputy Police Chief Brenda Johnson runs the Priority Homicide Division of the LAPD with an unorthodox style. Her innate ability to read people and obtain confessions helps her and her team solve the city's toughest, most sensitive cases.

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 Brenda Leigh Johnson (109 episodes, 2005-2012)
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 Will Pope (109 episodes, 2005-2012)
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 David Gabriel (109 episodes, 2005-2012)
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 Russell Taylor (109 episodes, 2005-2012)
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 Louie Provenza (109 episodes, 2005-2012)
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 Fritz Howard (109 episodes, 2005-2012)
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 Buzz Watson / ... (109 episodes, 2005-2012)
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 Andy Flynn (108 episodes, 2005-2012)
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 Mike Tao (107 episodes, 2005-2012)
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 Julio Sanchez (105 episodes, 2005-2012)
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 Irene Daniels (44 episodes, 2005-2009)
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Deputy Police Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson, formerly Atlanta police officer and CIA-trained interrogator, is given the opportunity to run her own division of elite officers of the Los Angeles Police Department. Her unusual procedure for obtaining confessions, blatant disregard for politics, and country accent make her a marked woman. However, with all the bluster and bravado, she still maintains her title, The Closer. Written by Willie Nelson Crane Jr

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They'll bring you in. She'll make you talk. See more »

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The production team has said that the characters wear colors that either complement or contrast with Brenda's outfit in each scene. Those that complement her colors are on her side or will be helpful to the investigation. Those that contrast are her opposition and/or the guilty party. See more »

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Sgt. David Gabriel: You brought your cat to a crime scene?
Brenda Leigh Johnson: It's not my cat, it just lives with me and eats at my house.
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the Closer is the BEST TV Series to hit late night TV since Law and Order
16 August 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Dear TNT, I absolutely love Kyra Sedgwick. This part was made for her. I actually find myself laughing every time she ends her sentence with that little sarcastic "Thank You, thank ya-ll very much". She's adorable. It was great to see G.W Bailey cast as one of the cops. He is a terrific actor and is never given enough credit. He is very amusing as this character. I plan my Monday nights around THE CLOSER. I had recently seen an advertisement indicating that the series is only for the summer!!! Why would any network reel in an audience only to cut them off in September. This is a HIT series !!!!. Why is TNT not going forward with this fabulous show. And, most importantly, what am I going to do on Monday nights if this show ends.!!!! Please have someone re-consider keeping this show on the air. There are those of us out there who are educated and appreciate good TV: CSI, NYPD, Law and Order and THE CLOSER!!! We are sick of these mindless reality series, only made for idiots. Sincerely, Chris Lindsay R.N.C. in Poughkeepsie, NY


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