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The Closer (2005) spin-off series, which follows Captain Raydor of the Los Angeles Police Department.

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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
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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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Leading with convictions. See more »

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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English

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13 August 2012 (USA) See more »

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Crimes Graves See more »

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Warner Bros. Television See more »
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Dolby Digital

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16:9 HD
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Once "The Closer" ended, and even though he appears in a lot of "Major Crimes" episodes portraying the same character he played in "The Closer", Jon Tenney is now listed as a "Guest Star". See more »

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Rusty needs to go!
19 March 2015 | by e_j_powersSee all my reviews

The Closer was one of the best shows ever on TV. For the first few seasons, every episode was riveting and most episodes had an unexpected twist or surprise ending. The final episodes of the series gradually and flawlessly morphed Captain Raydor, who had always been a thorn in Brenda Leigh's side, into a hero and set her up to be the lead of the Major Crimes squad. The best of the cast from The Closer was carried over as well, and it looked as if the spin off might turn out to be nearly as good, if not quite as good, as the original show. Unfortunately, while Major Crimes is pretty good, even very good at times, it falls short of its early promise, mostly because of the storyline involving Rusty, Capt. Raydor's teenage ward. Rusty comes across as unpleasant, rude, annoying, and petulant, and the writers have given him way too much screen time. In addition, his constant presence at the police station is not credible, as detectives do not have time to coddle a whiny teenager as the Major Crimes squad does, going so far as to help Rusty with his schoolwork and offer him advice at every turn. Without Rusty the series would undoubtedly be far better. But as another reviewer mentioned, he is designed to attract young viewers, and so we're probably stuck with him for the run of the series. Too bad.


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