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The Closer: Season 1 (2005)




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Deputy Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson brings an offbeat personality and a tough-as-nails approach to the LAPD's Priority Murder Squad, a special unit that handles sensitive, high-profile murder cases.


Kyra Sedgwick
as Dep. Chief Brenda Johnson
J.K. Simmons
as Asst. Police Chief Will Pope
Corey Reynolds
as Sgt. David Gabriel
Robert Gossett
as Capt. Taylor
G.W. Bailey
as Det. Lt. Provenza
Jon Tenney
as FBI Agent Fritz Howard
Anthony John Denison
as Lt. Det. Andy Flynn
Raymond Cruz
as Det. Julio Sanchez
Michael Paul Chan
as Lt. Mike Tao
Gina Ravera
as Det. Irene Daniels
Helen Tucker
as Heather
Meredith Baxter
as Congresswoman Jane Simmons
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Critic Reviews for The Closer: Season 1

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (2)

The Closer... managed to do what it does better than any other crime drama on television: inject wit and personality and heartbreaking human connection into the midst of a thrilling investigational rollercoaster.

August 14, 2018 | Full Review…

Sedgwick's Brenda Johnson is a pleasure to watch; she's full of ticks and traits.

July 13, 2005 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

It's just too bad the only way writer James Duff thought to make the character strong was to make her disagreeable.

July 13, 2005 | Full Review…

At first glance a nothing-special copshow, The Closer's ad-free premiere actually proves surprisingly entertaining.

June 9, 2005 | Full Review…
Top Critic

With Sedgwick's unforced charm and her witty iron-fist-meets-velvet-glove performance, The Closer rises to the top of TV's summer bill.

June 12, 2005 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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