For the past seven seasons, The Closer has been the highest rated drama on cable. The series stars Kyra Sedgwick as Deputy Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson, a Los Angeles Police Department Deputy Chief of Police who specializes in interrogations of crime suspects that conclude with a confession. The first four seasons focused on solving murders. In Season Five, Brenda Leigh Johnson’s team became a unit called “Major Crimes.” This gave the writers more freedom to explore other crime plots. One of the aspects of this series that I enjoyed the most was the occasional humorous episodes usually featuring G. W. Bailey as crusty Louie Provenza and his partner, Andy Flynn (Tony Denison). Many of the cast are going to be part of the program’s morphing into a new series, Major Crimes, which will premier directly after the concluding episode of The Closer. I’ll miss The Closer and I’ll give Major Crimes a try for a few weeks.