Other than the return of Weeds and the premiere of Nurse Jackie, Kyra Sedgwick also returns tonight on TNT’s crime drama The Closer. Sedgwick’s Brenda Johnson is now married to her FBI beau Fritz (Jon Tenney) which can make matters a little tricky, as her first case of the season lands her right in the middle of an FBI investigation. On the season 5 premiere episode “Products of Discover,” the team is tasked to investigate a quadruple murder. According to the promo, Brenda “loses someone very dear to her.” Sedgwick advised, however, that “It’ll be quick and painless, and it’ll be soon.”
Series creator James Duff says in reference to season five: “After four years of really getting to know these characters, the fifth season marks a great time to see how they react to major changes both inside and outside the squad room. We’re very excited about where we’re taking Brenda and her squad in the coming year.” Also on tonight’s episode, Mary McDonnell guests as a new internal affairs officer, a character whom Sedgwick says is the complete opposite of hers.
The Closer stars Sedgwick, who won the 2007 Golden Globe for Beast Actress in a Drama Series for her role as the feminine but forecefull CIA-trained Deputy Police Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson. She heads the special LAPD unit Priority Homicide Division charged with cracking sensitive, high-profile murder cases.
Says the network, “For the fifth season, The Closer will explore the issue of change. Just as Brenda starts adjusting to married life, she loses someone very dear to her. Meanwhile, her righthand man Det. David Gabriel (Corey Reynolds) gets over a nasty breakup.” The Closer‘s fourth season registered a slight decline in ratings, from an average of 9.21 million in the third season to 7.63 mil. The 15-episode fifth season premieres tonight on TNT.
– Glenn Diaz, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
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