Spin-Off Will Replace TNT’s ‘The Closer’

TNT announced yesterday that after the conclusion next year (Summer 2012) of its popular crime drama “The Closer,” a spin-off series, titled “Major Crimes,” will debut, starring Mary McDonnell, reprising her role as Captain Raydor on “The Closer.” James Duff, creator of “The Closer,” will be part of the executive production team for the new series.