The Closer

The Closer
Deputy Police Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson (Kyra Sedgwick) is a police detective who transfers from Atlanta to Los Angeles to head up a special unit of the LAPD that handles sensitive, high-profile murder cases. Despite a tendency to step on people's toes, Johnson manages to convert even her strongest adversaries with her unique ability to get to the truth. The Closer is created by the producers of Nip/Tuck and The Agency.

Genre: Drama

  • Watch The Closer Season 7

    • Episode 21

      Season 7, Episode 21

      aired: Mon, Aug 13, 2012

      A young street hustler (guest star GRAHAM PATRICK MARTIN – Two and a Half Men) sees what appears to

    • Episode 20

      Season 7, Episode 20

      aired: Mon, Aug 6, 2012

      A young couple hanging out in someone else's house find themselves in hot water when a security

    • Episode 19

      Season 7, Episode 19

      aired: Mon, Jul 30, 2012

      The murder of a priest puts the squad on a collision course with the Catholic Church and drives a

    • Episode 18

      Season 7, Episode 18

      aired: Mon, Jul 23, 2012

      In a case that hits too close to home for Brenda, a well-liked cancer doctor is brutally killed and

    • Episode 17

      Season 7, Episode 17

      aired: Mon, Jul 16, 2012

      Provenza gets trapped into helping his first ex-wife, Liz (guest star DIEDRE O'CONNELL – You Don't

    • Episode 16

      Season 7, Episode 16

      aired: Mon, Jul 9, 2012

      Brenda thinks she has finally cornered her longtime nemesis, lawyer and suspected rapist and

    • Episode 15

      Season 7, Episode 15

      aired: Mon, Dec 26, 2011

      In the winter finale, the federal lawsuit against Brenda comes to a head when another murder occurs that is related to Turell Baylor's death. Brenda seeks help from a businessman (guest star JASON GEORGE – GREY'S ANATOMY) with old ties to the neighborhood for help solving the case. Meanwhile, Brenda's lawyer (recurring guest star MARK PELLEGRINO) and the Baylor family lawyer (recurring guest star CURTIS ARMSTRONG) face off in court.

    • Episode 14

      Season 7, Episode 14

      aired: Mon, Dec 19, 2011

      The Major Crimes Division investigates a hit-and-run murder of a young girl on a bicycle, and the LAPD's police commissioner (guest star MARK MOSES – Desperate Housewives, Mad Men) and his wife, Gail (guest star ELIZABETH PERKINS – Weeds), may be in trouble when Brenda becomes determined to uncover a scandal one of them tried to cover up. MAGGIE WHEELER (Friends) guest stars as Gail's friend who clashes with Brenda.

    • Episode 13

      Season 7, Episode 13

      aired: Mon, Dec 12, 2011

      The murder of a man under FBI surveillance puts the federal agents in hot water with the LAPD. Plus, Brenda's parents (recurring guest stars FRANCES STERNHAGEN and BARRY CORBIN), who have come to town for the holidays, have surprising news that keeps Brenda's mind from her case.

    • Episode 12

      Season 7, Episode 12

      aired: Mon, Dec 5, 2011

      In the 100th episode, the holiday cheer is interrupted when Santa's entrance into a Christmas Village via a zip line goes horribly wrong. FRED WILLARD (Best in Show, Modern Family) guest stars as Santa Jack, the village's owner, whom many believe to be the real Father Christmas. LAUREN BOWLES (True Blood) guest stars as the niece and business partner of Santa Jack, and CHRISTINE WOODS (FlashForward) guest stars as Buzz's visiting sister, who helps Brenda and the Major Crimes Division solve the holiday case.

    • Episode 11

      Season 7, Episode 11

      aired: Mon, Nov 28, 2011

      When a high school principal is shot while trying to turn his school around in the midst of a scandal, Brenda and her detectives soon realize their case overlaps with an existing FBI investigation. The situation leaves Fritz and Brenda sparring over whose murder case it should be.

    • Episode 10

      Fresh Pursuit

      aired: Mon, Sep 12, 2011

      The squad investigates the shooting death of a deputy sheriff as the judge in the civil case against Brenda decides whether or not to drop the case against her.

    • Episode 9

      Star Turn

      aired: Mon, Sep 5, 2011

      Major Crimes investigates the mysterious disappearance of a stage father just as his daughter's new single is about to hit the charts. Meanwhile, the Baylor family offers to settle with Brenda in the civil suit against her, but the deal may be too good to be true. Guest stars include KEN HOWARD (The White Shadow, Grey Gardens), DEBRAH FARENTINO (Storm of the Century, Eureka) and RICK GONZALEZ (Reaper, Coach Carter).

    • Episode 8

      Death Warrant

      aired: Mon, Aug 29, 2011

      Brenda receives a tip about a murder-for-hire involving a major drug cartel, but since the case doesn't fall under her jurisdiction, she solicits Captain Raydor's help in investigating the tipster's allegations of police brutality. Meanwhile, Brenda's attorney, Gavin Baker (recurring guest star MARK PELLEGRINO), starts deposing the squad about the "Shootin' Newton" case at the center of the civil lawsuit against her.

    • Episode 7

      To Serve with Love

      aired: Mon, Aug 22, 2011

      The squad helps out a fellow law enforcement officer by investigating the mysterious death of her daughter. And Captain Raydor continues her audit of Brenda and Major Crimes, focusing her efforts on Detective Sanchez.

    • Episode 6

      Season 7, Episode 6

      aired: Mon, Aug 15, 2011

      A home construction site becomes a crime scene when a body turns up underneath a retainer wall. Plus, Brenda considers taking on a high-priced lawyer, Gavin Baker (recurring guest star MARK PELLEGRINO - Lost, Supernatural, Dexter), but, unfortunately for Fritz, the retainer fee could require cutting back on several luxuries.

    • Episode 5

      Season 7, Episode 5

      aired: Mon, Aug 8, 2011

      The squad investigates the death of a minister with a scandalous secret and the family who will do anything to protect his name and their church. Meanwhile, all but one member of the Major Crimes unit receives a subpoena in the civil suit against the LAPD, raising questions about whether the one who didn't get served might throw the rest of the squad "under the bus."

    • Episode 4

      Under Control

      aired: Mon, Aug 1, 2011

      The team searches for a missing boy who attends the summer camp where Lt. Tao's son works. Captain Raydor makes a troubling suggestion to Brenda as she continues with her audit.

    • Episode 3

      To Serve With Love

      aired: Mon, Jul 25, 2011

      Flynn and Provenza hope to make easy money by serving court papers for a lawyer. But, once again, they find themselves in hot water when a man is killed minutes after being served by the pair. Things quickly go downhill from there. Guest star ADAM ARKIN (Sons of Anarchy, Chicago Hope, Northern Exposure) appears as a financier targeted by his clients after pulling off a Ponzi scheme.

    • Episode 2

      Season 7, Episode 2

      aired: Mon, Jul 18, 2011

      As the LAPD undergoes a major realignment, Brenda's team investigates the murder of a young girl who was house-sitting. Captain Raydor is forced to expand her audit of Major Crimes in light of the civil suit against Brenda and the LAPD.

    • Episode 1

      Season 7, Episode 1

      aired: Mon, Jul 11, 2011

      In the seventh season premiere, Brenda and the squad investigate the owner of a hip-hop record label when one of his rap artists and six innocent bystanders are gunned down. The case hits home for Gabriel who knows two of the victims from church. Meanwhile, Chief Delk prepares to announce the department's new organizational chart just as Brenda becomes the target of a civil suit against the police department.

  • Watch The Closer Season 4

    • Episode 15

      Double Blind

      aired: Wed, Feb 25, 2009

      In the season finale, Brenda and Fritz's wedding plans are interrupted as both are called in to work on investigations. FRANCES STERNHAGEN, BARRY CORBIN and AMY SEDARIS guest star.

    • Episode 14

      Fate Line

      aired: Tue, Feb 17, 2009

      Amy Sedaris ("Strangers with Candy") guest stars as Fritz's sister, Claire, who claims to be psychic and tags along on an investigation of a possible homicide.

    • Episode 13

      Power of Attorney

      aired: Wed, Feb 11, 2009

      When a woman is found brutally raped and murdered in her home, all eyes turn toward a known sex offender. Billy Burke ("Twilight," "24") guest stars.

    • Episode 12

      Junk in the Trunk

      aired: Mon, Sep 29, 2008

      The body of someone extremely overweight turns up in the trunk of a car. When the team finally tracks down a witness, they get quite a shock.

    • Episode 11

      Good Faith

      aired: Mon, Sep 22, 2008

      Brenda's parents (recurring guest stars BARRY CORBIN and FRANCES STERNHAGEN) visit, but when a murder investigation interrupts the visit, Brenda brings them along.

    • Episode 10

      Time Bomb

      aired: Thu, Sep 18, 2008

      After the death of a teenager who was killed by a pipe bomb, the squad races against the clock to prevent an explosive massacre in the summer finale.

    • Episode 9

      Tijuana Brass

      aired: Mon, Sep 8, 2008

      Brenda's squad investigates a double-homicide involving a Tijuana drug cartel and police corruption. Plus, an article paints an unflattering picture of Priority Homicide.

    • Episode 8

      Split Ends

      aired: Mon, Sep 1, 2008

      Brenda juggles a Hollywood murder investigation with a surprise visit from her parents (recurring guest stars FRANCES STERNHAGEN and BARRY CORBIN).

    • Episode 7

      Sudden Death

      aired: Mon, Aug 25, 2008

      The death of a family member motivates the squad. KEVIN BACON directs the episode.

    • Episode 6

      The Problem Child

      aired: Mon, Aug 18, 2008

      A missing teen with a violent past puts the squad on alert.

    • Episode 5

      Dial 'M' For Provenza

      aired: Mon, Aug 11, 2008

      Provenza and Flynn close an undercover sting operation, but all of their evidence, and Provenza's car, gets stolen while they stop for lunch. Jennifer Coolidge guest stars.

    • Episode 4

      Live Wire

      aired: Mon, Aug 4, 2008

      A man wearing a surveillance wire in downtown Los Angeles is shot to death at point-blank range. Brenda and Fritz vie for control of the case.

    • Episode 3

      Cherry Bomb

      aired: Mon, Jul 28, 2008

      A teenage girl dies in an apparent suicide after accusing the son of an L.A. County sheriff of raping her. Daniel Baldwin ("Homicide: Life on the Street") guest stars.

    • Episode 2

      Speed Bump

      aired: Mon, Jul 21, 2008

      A recently paroled murderer is found dead, the victim of a hit and run. Brenda must tread carefully -- the crime for which the victim was convicted was a major press event in L.A.

    • Episode 1

      Controlled Burn

      aired: Mon, Jul 14, 2008

      Griffith Park is on fire and the Priority Homicide Division is brought in to investigate. When a nemesis (Jason O'Mara) of Brenda's enters the scene, things turn ugly.

  • Watch The Closer Season 2

    • Episode 15


      aired: Fri, Jul 27, 2012

      As Brenda continues investigating a wide-ranging case that began with the death of a Lebanese teenager, she uncovers layers of political intrigue and questionable loyalties.

    • Episode 14

      Serving The King (1)

      aired: Mon, Dec 4, 2006

      Following the recent traumatic events at the end of her Mafia case, a demoralized Brenda is placed on administrative leave, and Taylor dismantles and reassigns her team.

    • Episode 13


      aired: Mon, Sep 4, 2006

      When the wife of a major crime boss is murdered while in FBI custody, Brenda and the LAPD face off against Fritz and the FBI for jurisdiction.

    • Episode 12

      No Good Deed (a.k.a. Assumption High)

      aired: Mon, Aug 28, 2006

      Brenda investigates the death of a teenager who was expected to testify that a man convicted of murdering a Korean couple was not actually the culprit.

    • Episode 11

      Borderline (a.k.a. Over The Line)

      aired: Mon, Aug 21, 2006

      Brenda gets into a minor traffic accident but ignores protocol and leaves the scene so she can hurry to the location of a multiple homicide involving the smuggling of illegal immigrants.

    • Episode 10

      The Other Woman

      aired: Mon, Aug 14, 2006

      Brenda is called to testify in a custody hearing between Pope and his estranged wife.

    • Episode 9

      Heroic Measures

      aired: Mon, Aug 7, 2006

      A bereaved mother contacts Brenda and the Priority Homicide Division regarding the death of the woman's son, accusing his doctors of murder.

    • Episode 8

      Critical Missing

      aired: Mon, Jul 31, 2006

      After fishermen discover the badly decomposed bodies of a mother and daughter in the Los Angeles harbor, evidence points to ritual suicide.

    • Episode 7

      Head over Heels

      aired: Mon, Jul 24, 2006

      After finding severed body parts in a dumpster, Brenda determines that the victim was a popular porn star who had AIDS.

    • Episode 6

      Out of Focus

      aired: Mon, Jul 17, 2006

      Brenda investigates the death of a paparazzi who appears to have killed himself by jumping from a hotel window.

    • Episode 5

      To Protect and To Serve

      aired: Mon, Jul 10, 2006

      Provenza and Flynn are shocked to discover a dead body in Provenza's garage. However, Provenza persuades Flynn not to report it until after they get back from a big Dodger game.

    • Episode 4


      aired: Mon, Jul 3, 2006

      Brenda probes the murder of a young woman at a high-priced restaurant. Among the suspects are a corrupt investor, who had previously been investigated for murder, and her husband, an ambitious chef.

    • Episode 3


      aired: Mon, Jun 26, 2006

      Brenda investigates the shooting of three youngsters, one of whom is the son of Taylor's friends.

    • Episode 2

      Mom Duty

      aired: Mon, Jun 19, 2006

      Brenda deals with an unexpected visit from her fussy mother, Willie Ray, which puts Brenda's plan to move Fritz into her house on hold. Meanwhile, Brenda investigates the death of a jury member.

    • Episode 1

      Blue Blood

      aired: Mon, Jun 12, 2006

      Things don't add up when an LA cop turns up dead. Brenda and her team race against the clock to get to the truth.

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