TNT�s Hit Series THE CLOSER and SAVED Approach Season Climax with New Episodes Monday, August 28
2006 Emmy� Nominee Kyra Sedgwick Stars in THE CLOSER at 9 p.m. (ET/PT)
Tom Everett Scott (That Thing You Do, Boiler Room) Headlines SAVED at 10 p.m. (ET/PT)
TNT�s hit dramas THE CLOSER and SAVED enter the home stretch with their penultimate episodes of the season Monday, August 28. On THE CLOSER at 9 p.m. (ET/PT), Brenda Leigh Johnson, played by 2006 Emmy� nominee Kyra Sedgwick, looks into the murder of a 16-year-old boy who was prepared to testify that a man convicted of the murder of a Korean couple was not actually the murderer. Meanwhile on SAVED at 10 p.m. (ET/PT), impending legal action threatens to shut down Lifeshield and bring Wyatt Cole�s (Tom Everett Scott) career as a first-responder to an end.
THE CLOSER�s premiere episode on Monday, June 12, scored ad-supported cable�s largest audience delivery ever for an original scripted series telecast, beating its own record set with the premiere episode of season one. Meanwhile, SAVED scored big in its premiere, delivering more than 5.1 million viewers.
THE CLOSER � �No Good Deed�
Directed by Charlie Haid, Written by Wendy West and James Duff
Deputy Police Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson (Kyra Sedgwick) investigates the death of a teenager who was set to testify that a man convicted of murdering a Korean couple was not actually the culprit.
Meanwhile, Estelle Pope (Shannon O�Hurley � Desperate Housewives, Minority Report), Assistant Police Chief Will Pope�s (J.K. Simmons � Law & Order, Spider-Man) ex-wife, reveals Brenda�s past relationship with Pope when she threatens Brenda in front of her entire squad.
THE CLOSER�s Screen Actors Guild Award�-nominated ensemble cast also features Corey Reynolds (The Terminal, Tony nominee for Hairspray) as Sgt. David Gabriel, Brenda�s right-hand man; John Tenney (You Can Count on Me, Get Real) as FBI agent Fritz Howard, Brenda�s boyfriend; Robert Gossett (Arlington Road, The Net) as Commander Taylor, head of the Robery Homicide Division; G.W. Bailey (M*A*S*H, St. Elsewhere, Police Academy) as cantankerous Det. Lt. Provenza; Tony Denison (Melrose Place, The Amy Fisher Story) as slick detective Andy Flynn; Michael Paul Chan (Robbery Homicide Division, The Insider) as technology-minded Detective Mike Tao; Raymond Cruz (Collateral Damage, Training Day) as Detective Julio Sanchez; and Gina Ravera (The Temptations, Soul Food) as Detective Irene Daniels.
THE CLOSER comes to TNT from The Shephard/Robin Company in association with Warner Bros. Television and is executive-produced by Greer Shephard (nip/tuck, The D.A.), Michael M. Robin (nip/tuck, The D.A., NYPD Blue) and James Duff (The D.A., The Agency) and produced by Andrew J. Sacks (The D.A, Adaptation and Two Soliders). Gil Garcetti, Los Angeles district attorney from 1992 to 2000, is a consulting producer.
Turner Network Television (TNT), a division of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., is television�s destination for drama and one of cable�s top-rated networks. It offers original movies and series, including the blockbuster detective series The Closer, starring Emmy�, Golden Globe� and Screen Actors Guild Awards� nominee Kyra Sedgwick; Saved, a new character-driven drama starring Tom Everett Scott; and next year�s eagerly anticipated television event The Company, executive-produced by Ridley Scott and starring Chris O�Donnell, Michael Keaton and Alfred Molina. TNT is also home to powerful one-hour dramas, such as Without a Trace, Law & Order, Las Vegas, Cold Case, ER, Charmed and Judging Amy; broadcast premiere movies; compelling prime-time specials, such as the Screen Actors Guild Awards�; and championship sports coverage, including NASCAR and the NBA. TNT is also available in high-definition.
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