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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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 Andy Flynn (108 episodes, 2005-2012)
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 Buzz Watson (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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It appears that among Lt. Provenza's 4 or more ex-wives there was a Heather, a Liz (who corrected his grammar), and a Sharon (who always had to be right). His 2nd wife and 4th wife are actually the same woman. See more »

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Det. Lt. Provenza: Ok, everybody; mark the date.
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Det. Lt. Provenza: I was wrong.
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2005's Newest and BEST drama
21 July 2005 | by (Orlando, Florida) – See all my reviews

Sure, this could fall into the category with the other Law and Orders and CSI's but something about this show really stands out probably because its aired on TNT and you'd expect there to be some cheesy movie of the week quality about it. Like Law and Order the show puts more focus on the cases themselves rather than the personal lives of the characters, but The Closer opens the door a little more. Kyra is really what draws in people to this show, it's something about her character's charm despite the fact the character is from the often ridiculed south. The writers were also keen to make Brenda Johnson a real person, not some super-hero who always wins and always knows the every move of the bad guy; sometimes Brenda makes mistakes and pays for them and sometimes she is insecure about her looks or being freshly relocated to the big city of Los Angelos. The show just started this summer and I wish it the best of luck, I hope it can become as acclaimed as all the other crime dramas we've got on the airwaves today


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