Patt Morrison for July 6, 2012

‘The Closer’ brings L.A.’s crime stories to the small screen

The Paley Center For Media Presents An Evening With "The Closer"

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Actress Kyra Sedgwick attends The Paley Center for Media's An Evening with "The Closer" on August 10, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California.

What’s the secret behind the most successful series in the history of basic cable? Chocolate. Well, that and a meticulously researched plotline, consulted on by the likes of former Los Angeles County district attorney Gil Garcetti, and a powerhouse of a leading lady, Kyra Sedgwick. Sedgwick stars as Los Angeles Deputy Chief Brenda Johnson, a southern beauty who means business.

Currently in its seventh and final season, the first of the show’s final six episodes will air starting Monday, July 9th, 2012. Los Angeles viewers will especially appreciate that “The Closer” is based on real L.A. crime stories, using the LAPD’s fictional “Major Crimes Unit” to juxtapose law enforcement against L.A. culture.

Patt takes her show to the set of “The Closer” to talk dramatized crime stories, and of course chocolate. A spin-off series called “Major Crimes,” also set in L.A., will premiere on Monday, August 13, in the hour following the "The Closer" series finale.

WEIGH IN:

Are you sad to see “The Closer” come to an end? What are your favorite moments from the show’s seven year run?

Guests:

Kyra Sedgwick, Golden Globe & Emmy-winning star of “The Closer”

James Duff, creator & producer of “The Closer”

Gil Garcetti, former District Attorney of Los Angeles County; consulting producer on “The Closer”


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