TNT�s Blockbuster Series THE CLOSER Caps Second Season with Explosive Finale Monday, Sept. 4
2006 Emmy� Nominee Kyra Sedgwick Stars in THE CLOSER at 9 p.m. (ET/PT) Season Finale Preceded by All-Day CLOSER Marathon, Featuring All 12 Second-Season Episodes
THE CLOSER Set To Return to TNT in December, When Kevin Bacon Directs the Second Hour of a Two-Hour Special Event
TNT�s hit drama THE CLOSER, starring 2006 Emmy� nominee Kyra Sedgwick, comes to the end of its second blockbuster season with an explosive season finale set to air Monday, Sept. 4, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT). The highly charged episode will be preceded by an all-day marathon of THE CLOSER�s 12 previous second-season episodes. THE CLOSER is set to return to TNT in December with a two-hour special event, the second hour to be directed by Sedgwick�s multi-talented husband, Kevin Bacon.
In THE CLOSER�s season finale, entitled �Overkill,� Deputy Police Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson (Sedgwick) must work with her FBI agent boyfriend Fritz Howard (John Tenney � You Can Count on Me, Get Real) on a case involving a the attempted assassination of a federally protected witness. Near the eve of a major mafia don's trial, someone attempts to assassinate the witness killing his wife and his federal bodyguard in the progress. Finding this kind of professional killer puts Brenda and her entire squad in danger.
Prior to THE CLOSER�s second-season finale, TNT will present an all-day marathon of the first 12 episodes this season in order. The marathon is set to kick off at 9 a.m. (ET/PT) with �Blue Blood,� the second-season�s first episode. It will continue with �Mom Duty� at 10 a.m.; �Slippin�,� featuring Frances Sternhagen as Brenda�s mother, at 11 a.m.; �Aftertaste� at noon; �To Protect and Serve,� in which a dead body is found in the garage of one of Brenda�s detectives, at 1 p.m.; �Out of Focus� at 2 p.m.; �Head Over Heels,� at 3 p.m.; �Critical Condition,� featuring a standout performance by guest star James Frain, at 4 p.m.; �Heroic Measures,� with The Wire�s Deirdre Lovejoy, at 5 p.m.; �The Other Woman,� in which Brenda�s past relationship with her boss is brought into question, at 6 p.m.; �Borderline� at 7 p.m.; and �No Good Deed� at 8 p.m.
THE CLOSER ranks as ad-supported cable�s #1 scripted series among adults 25-54, persons 2+ and households for the year to date, according to data from Nielsen Media Research. The second season kicked off Monday, June 12, with ad-supported cable�s largest audience delivery ever for an original scripted series telecast, beating the series� own record set with the premiere episode of season one.
THE CLOSER�s Screen Actors Guild Award�-nominated ensemble cast also features J.K. Simmons (Law & Order, Spider-Man) as Assistant Police Chief Will Pope, Brenda�s boss; Corey Reynolds (The Terminal, Tony nominee for Hairspray) as Sgt. David Gabriel, Brenda�s right-hand man; 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.
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