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A Conversation with Dawnn Lewis

Bryan Cain-Jackson | Posted 12.15.2015 | Black Voices
Bryan Cain-Jackson

The beautiful actress and GRAMMY award winning singer, Dawnn Lewis is just as busy as ever these days.

Tourists Still Visit Spot Where Lucille Ball Once Gawked

Dick Guttman | Posted 09.24.2015 | Entertainment
Dick Guttman

It was the setting of that most-loved "I Love Lucy" scene of Lucy's stalking and gawking Bill Holden. Hundreds of stars were c...

So, Will Kyra Sedgwick Guest On 'Major Crimes'?

Posted 08.14.2013 | TV

Kyra Sedgwick stopped by Bravo’s "Watch What Happens Live!” Tuesday, where she hinted that she might be making a guest appearance on its spinoff "...

Reunion Alert! | Posted 08.28.2013 | TV

Major Crimes is staging a major classic TV reunion. EW has learned that TV (and all-around) stars Tim Conway (The Carol Burnett Show), Paul Dooley ...

Royal Pains Is Back for the Summer

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 08.11.2013 | TV
Jackie K. Cooper

What a great week for the summer shows on cable! Leading the pack is the series fit for a king, the USA Network's Royal Pains.

'Major Crimes': Nadine Velazquez Joins Cast, Targets Raydor

The Huffington Post | Jason Hughes | Posted 06.11.2013 | TV

Nadine Velazquez joined the cast of "Major Crimes" as Emma Rios on the Season 2 premiere. Rios is a district attorney working on the Stroh case, and s...

'Cheaters Never Prosper'

James Duff | Posted 12.05.2012 | Entertainment
James Duff

In the next-to-last episode of Major Crimes, our division encounters various criminals gaming the system, and though nearly everyone gets exposed in the end, it's unclear whether cheaters utterly fail to prosper.

‘Dismissed with Prejudice’

James Duff | Posted 11.28.2012 | Entertainment
James Duff

Every now and then we put together a show that stands out from the rest of our work and achieves one-of-a-kind status. That would describe this week's offering, "Dismissed with Prejudice."

TNT Renews 'Major Crimes'

Posted 09.27.2012 | TV

Captain Sharon Raydor is staying on the beat because TNT has renewed "Major Crimes" for a second season. "With 'Major Crimes,' James Duff and his a...

'The Shame Game'

James Duff | Posted 11.21.2012 | Entertainment
James Duff

It is hard to begin these blogs with an apology, but I have missed two of the ten I intended to write, and (though I hate excuses) perhaps I should offer some explanation.

'Citizen's Arrest'

James Duff | Posted 11.07.2012 | Entertainment
James Duff

The attempt to impose fairness, no matter how well intentioned, usually fails. That is part of why the justice system endlessly fascinates.

Michael Weatherly Plays Life Coach Suspect On 'Major Crimes

Posted 09.04.2012 | TV

Michael Weatherly took a break from the number one scripted show on television to drop by the cable show with the biggest premiere of 2012, "Major Cri...

The Ecstasy and the Agony

James Duff | Posted 10.31.2012 | Entertainment
James Duff

It costs a lot more money to execute a murderer in California than it does to lock them up for life.

'Major Crimes': Rusty Brings Out The Softer Side Of Raydor

Posted 10.27.2012 | TV

Rusty, Rusty, Rusty. The kid's mere presence in "Major Crimes" (Mon., 9 p.m. ET on TNT) has been polarizing since the beginning. Introduced in the ser...

'Major Crimes': Provenza Is Ready To Quit Over Raydor Leadership

Posted 08.21.2012 | TV

Last week's series premiere of "Major Crimes" (Mon., 9 p.m. ET on TNT) rode the wave of the series finale of its parent series, "The Closer," to huge ...

'Perception' Renewed For Second Season

Posted 08.17.2012 | TV

"Perception" has been renewed for a second season. The TNT drama, which stars Eric McCormack as a schizophrenic neuroscience professor who works with ...

'The Closer' Series Finale Pulls In Big Numbers

Posted 08.14.2012 | TV

More than 9 million viewers tuned in to watch Kyra Sedgwick give her final "Thank yew" in the series finale of "The Closer." According to TNT, the ...

Krya Sedgwick Says Goodbye To 'The Closer'

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 08.13.2012 | TV

Kyra Sedgwick remembers how, in 2005, she almost did not take the role of Brenda Leigh Johnson on TNT's hit crime series "The Closer." Now, seven year...

The 30 Best And Worst TV Spinoffs

The Huffington Post | HuffPost TV Staff | Posted 08.27.2012 | TV

TV spinoffs are tricky. Sometimes audiences are clamoring for more of a show, making a second series a guaranteed success; other times, spinoffs just ...


James Duff | Posted 10.10.2012 | Entertainment
James Duff

No sooner are we gone than we are back. Major Crimes kicks off its series premiere immediately after the finale of The Closer.

‘The Last Word’

James Duff | Posted 10.10.2012 | Entertainment
James Duff

It feels like it all went by very fast. One moment, Michael Robin, Greer Shephard and I were sitting at a long conference table at TNT in Burbank, "pitching" an idea to Michael Wright and Lillah McCarthy for a new series; the next, I am writing a few stray thoughts about its finale.

'The Closer' Reveals The Department Leak

Posted 08.07.2012 | TV

It was a reveal a year in the making, and one done with a twist on the penultimate episode of "The Closer" (Mon., 9 p.m. ET on TNT). Gabriel was revea...

10 Major Crimes That Shocked the Nation (SLIDESHOW)

Posted 08.15.2012 | Crime

Throughout America’s storied history of crime, a handful of particularly unsettling homicides have not only made, but transcended headlines, shaking...

'The Closer': Brenda Rips Detectives For Missing Robbery-Murder

Posted 07.17.2012 | TV

The clock is ticking on "The Closer" (Mon., 9 p.m. ET on TNT), with spin-off "Major Crimes" waiting in the wings to try and carry the torch. But Detec...

Kyra Sedgwick Talks Moving On From 'The Closer'

Posted 07.16.2012 | TV

Kyra Sedgwick's “The Closer" is in the midst of its seventh and final season. Sedgwick appeared on "CBS This Morning" to reflect on the end of her j...