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Major Crimes 

Not Rated | | Action, Crime, Drama | TV Series (2012–2018)
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The Closer (2005) spin-off series, which follows Captain Raydor of the Los Angeles Police Department.


James Duff
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Series cast summary:
Mary McDonnell ...  Sharon Raydor 105 episodes, 2012-2018
G.W. Bailey ...  Louie Provenza 105 episodes, 2012-2018
Tony Denison ...  Andy Flynn 105 episodes, 2012-2018
Michael Paul Chan ...  Mike Tao 105 episodes, 2012-2018
Raymond Cruz ...  Julio Sanchez 105 episodes, 2012-2018
Phillip P. Keene ...  Buzz Watson 105 episodes, 2012-2018
Kearran Giovanni ...  Amy Sykes 105 episodes, 2012-2018
Graham Patrick Martin ...  Rusty Beck 105 episodes, 2012-2018
Jonathan Del Arco ...  Dr. Fernando Morales 69 episodes, 2012-2018
Ransford Doherty ...  Kendall 59 episodes, 2012-2017
Kathe Mazur ...  D.D.A. Andrea Hobbs 55 episodes, 2012-2018
Robert Gossett ...  Russell Taylor 50 episodes, 2012-2016


This "Closer" spinoff follows cases handled by the Major Crimes division of the LA Police Department. The 7-member team is headed by Capt. Sharon Raydor, whose intellectual smarts combined with a calm, even temperament help a team of experts solve high-profile murder cases. In addition to running the show, Raydor helps guide and protect her teenage charge, a witness in a horrific crime, who finds a safe refuge among members of the major-case squad. Written by writermaia

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Major Crimes. Major Convictions. See more »


Action | Crime | Drama | Mystery


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Did You Know?


In an interview given the day after the show's cancellation, creator James Duff revealed that he and Kyra Sedgwick had a three-episode deal for her to act at some point on Major Crimes, but they could never worked out their schedules and a worthy storyline at the same time. See more »


A running action throughout the series was to casually slip the Miranda Warning to people they wanted to question and get them to essentially sign away their rights and was a carry over from The Closer. In 2010 though, the US Supreme Court ruled that an explicit acknowledgment that the person understands their Miranda Rights must be given. This explicit question-acknowledgment rarely was ever done which would invalidate any confession. See more »


Referenced in Hell's Kitchen: 5 Chefs Compete (2014) See more »

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Love. This show!!
18 September 2012 | by MonethumphriesSee all my reviews

I watched The Closer from beginning to the end! I absolutely love this spin off. I love that some of the characters have stronger roles and I love the firm and human side that Mary McDonnell brings to the show. Last weeks episode was so realistic with the use of infra red surveillance equipment and I must say that I was on the edge of my seat during the shoot out! I love the continuing appearance of Rusty and honestly prefer him and his problems to Brenda Leigh's cats. Seeing Fritzy in ongoing episodes lends to the continuity of the story line of the last show of The Closer. I do miss Det. Gabrien and I hope he has moved on to to some opportunities but all in all I totally do enjoy the new show and the existing cast!

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Release Date:

13 August 2012 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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