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Major Crimes

Major Crimes

  • Premiered: 
    August 13, 2012
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  • Network: TNT
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Drama
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Spinoff of The Closer 
  • Subject Matter: Crime
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  • Season 3
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  • Season 4
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  • Season 5
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Plot Synopsis

In this spinoff of THE CLOSER, the detectives in the Los Angeles Police Department's Major Crimes division are still reeling from the departure of Brenda Leigh Johnson and the realization that Captain Raydor is now in charge. Unlike their previous chief, Raydor is determined to lead the department with a more team-oriented approach, sharing the credit with the people with whom she works. Raydor's hardest job, however, will be gaining the full trust and confidence of her detectives, who aren't quick to forget her long history of internal investigations targeting them and their previous boss. While THE CLOSER focused on Brenda's uncanny ability to secure airtight confessions from suspects, MAJOR CRIMES explores how the police and prosecutors work together to build a solid case that will result in a suspect confessing, signing a plea agreement, or being found guilty in a court of law. The squad includes: Lt. Provenza, the squad's resident old-timer, who has a difficult time taking orders from someone he doesn't think knows as much about the job as he does; Lt. Andy Flynn, a wisecrack keeping the squad's spirits lifted, who is passionate about his job but sometimes lets his friendship with Provenza get in the way; Lt. Mike Tao, the go-to guy for anything technology related, who thrives on using his expertise to crack cases but tends to go overboard on details when explaining things; Det. Julio Sanchez, knowledgeable about the complexities of gang warfare in Los Angeles, who can be a bit intimidating to a suspect -- especially when his emotions run high; Buzz Watson, the electronics room technician, who is the videographer of all crime-scene documentation for the Major Crimes Division; and Det. Amy Sykes, an ambitious undercover police detective and military veteran in Afghanistan, who struggles to prove herself and be taken seriously as the squad's newest member. Season 2 premiered on Monday, June 10, 2013 at 9pm ET/PT on TNT, with the debut episode introducing new character Deputy D.A. Emma Rios, who challenges Raydor's intentions as Rusty's guardian. on TNT. In Season 3, the squad investigates these cases: the disappearance of two kids and their father; the death of the defendant in a rape trial; a complex case involving arranged marriages and diplomatic immunity; and one of Sanchez's old cases that resurfaces when it turns out a man he put away for manslaughter might be innocent. And Provenza and Flynn will be drawn to a ritzy estate to investigate the murder of a dog, but they're going to have to solve the case with unwanted help from an amateur sleuth they've encountered before. On the home front, Sharon Raydor will try to help Rusty put his turbulent past behind him, a goal made far more difficult when a member of the young man's biological family returns, threatening Rusty's hard-won stability. On Monday, August 11 2014 at 9pm ET/PT, TNT aired the Season 3 summer finale of MAJOR CRIMES. In the mid-season finale, the LAPD finds itself in a precarious situation during an investigation into the disappearances of a string of young girls from a popular nightclub, leading to a turf battle between The Major Crimes division and the Special Operations Bureau. Fritz remains on the mend from poor health, while Rusty's mom continues to struggle with the law and her sobriety. After a three-month break, MAJOR CRIMES returned with its Season 3 midseason premiere on Monday, November 24, 2014 at 9pm ET/PT on TNT. In the first episode back, "Down the Drain," a surrogate adoption gets complicated, leaving one person dead and a lot of people searching for answers. The Major Crimes division gets their hands dirty as they explore LA's underground water system. Sharon works to make Rusty officially part of her family, while he struggles to tell his biological mother (guest star Ever Carradine) about the upcoming adoption. TNT will air a new episode of MAJOR CRIMES each Monday night at 9pm ET/PT through January 5, 2015. TNT premiered "Special Master," the two-hour Season 3 finale of MAJOR CRIMES. In the first hour (9pm), Phillip Stroh (guest star Billy Burke) returns and is demanding a new deal from DDA Rios (guest star Nadine Velazquez) in exchange for his cooperation regarding "future murders." In a race against the clock to prevent the deaths of three women, Major Crimes works to save the victims while decoding the source of Stroh's information. Then in the second hour (10pm), the Major Crimes division is in overdrive working to stop a serial killer who has been targeting female sex workers. To interpret the facts, Captain Sharon Raydor reaches outside her division to a consultant, Clarissa Fields (guest star Annie Potts), to help reverse engineer a decade of horrible murders as Stroh moves closer and closer to achieving his ultimate deal. Jon Tenney, Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Brock Harris, Hampton Fluker, Ransford Doherty, Tuc Watkins, Jon Abrahams, Cara Santana, Laurie Holden, Lindsay Price and Theo Alexander also guest star in the two-part season ender. MAJOR CRIMES returned for its fourth season on Monday, June 8, 2015 at 9pm ET/PT on TNT, immediately following a six-hour marathon (3-9pm) of encore episodes. In the season opener, "A Rose Is a Rose," the squad investigates a double homicide related to an ongoing string of home invasions in the Hollywood Hills. Meanwhile, Sanchez attempts to reintegrate himself in the division after his suspension over a questionable use of force, while Captain Raydor makes a fateful choice in the life of her adopted son, Rusty. MAJOR CRIMES returned with its Season 4 Fall premiere on Monday, November 2, 2015 at 9pm ET/PT on TNT. In the mid-season premiere, "Four of a Kind," four wealthy one-percenters are left for dead outside a hospital emergency room in a twisty, curvy murder that leads through an impossible list of suspects, including a high school daughter with her father's iPhone password, a diabetic chauffeur, the owner of several L.A. parking lots and a mysterious woman with great legs who trips up Lt. Andy Flynn on her way to Mexico. Meanwhile, Rusty pursues a taboo subject for his next story on "Identity." On Monday, February 15, 2016 at 9pm ET/PT, TNT debuted the mid-season premiere of MAJOR CRIMES. In the winter premiere, "Hindsight (Part 1 of 5)," a young woman and her 3-year-old son are shot to death while driving through gang territory in the wrong colored car, and the gun used in the murder is quickly connected to the most troubling series of unsolved homicides in LAPD history. As Captain Sharon Raydor and the rest of her division attempt to solve the mystery, Amy Sykes begins an uneasy alliance with a disgraced former LAPD detective with a novel theory and a corrupt past. On Monday, June 13, 2016 at 10pm ET/PT, TNT premiered the 13-episode fifth season of MAJOR CRIMES, as the squad sets out to solve some of the worst and most challenging homicides in America's second largest city. Whether it involves hunting for a missing teenage girl who vanished while helping the homeless, hunting down the killer of a potentially dirty cop, following up on an ISIS-related beheading in an isolated corner of Los Angeles, or putting back together a body burnt to cinders in an Elysian Park grilling pit, the investigators strive to return balance to the scales of justice. This season, Sharon also strives to push her adopted son, Rusty, through college while figuring out where she wants to go in her ongoing romance with Andy Flynn; Julio Sanchez decides to try to adopt a child himself; Provenza develops some sensitivities related to his new marriage to Patrice (recurring guest star Dawnn Lewis); Buzz Watson picks up where the LAPD left off on their murder investigation of his father and uncle 30 years ago; Mike Tao wins an award for his work as a Hollywood consultant; and Amy Sykes confronts whether she wants to have children or stay focused on her career. The 13-episode sixth and final season of MAJOR CRIMES premieres Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at 9pm ET/PT on TNT. In Season 6 the force faces its three most challenging cases, struggling to solve mysteries mired in complex political conflicts having little to do with identifying and arresting murderers. As Cmdr. Sharon Raydor grows accustomed to her new boss, Assistant Chief Leo Mason, the detectives find themselves questioning their faith in the rapidly changing priorities of the justice system and their ability to reason through difficult changes in their personal relationships. Finally, they must accept the necessity of risk, in all its different guises, as they prepare to face the inexplicable but increasingly undeniable return of Phillip Stroh (guest star Billy Burke). This year, the series takes a serialized turn as the squad struggles to solve mysteries and murders surrounded by complex political conflicts, attempting to sidestep controversial issues as they track down three lethal murderers. The season opens with the first part of a four-episode story. In "Sanctuary City (Part 1)," when three fifteen-year-old boys vanish from a Catholic school field trip, new Asst. Chief Mason orders Major Crimes to treat their disappearance as a critical missing. Meanwhile, Sharon receives more evidence that Phillip Stroh may be returning to Los Angeles.
On Tuesday, March 13, 2018 Warner Bros. Home Entertainment released MAJOR CRIMES The 6th and Final Season on DVD featuring all 13 episodes from the police drama's sixth season, plus a hilarious gag reel and never-before-seen deleted scenes. Fans of MAJOR CRIMES won't want to miss learning the fate of their favorite squad of detectives as they continue to investigate L.A.'s most complex crimes in the show's final season. In season six, the series takes a serialized turn as the squad struggles to solve mysteries and murder surrounded by complex political conflicts, attempting to sidestep controversial issues as they track down three lethal murderers. As Cmdr. Sharon Raydor grows accustomed to her new boss, Assistant Chief Leo Mason, the detectives find themselves questioning their faith in the rapidly changing priorities of the justice system and their ability to reason through difficult changes. The emotionally gripping season treats fans to an array of milestones from celebrations of love to periods of loss. Finally, they must accept the necessity of risk in all its different guises, as they prepare to face the increasingly undeniable return of Phillip Stroh. This 3-Disc DVD set is a Major must have! (Click the red "Buy DVDs" button on this page.)

- Deleted Scenes
- Gag Reel


Production & Distribution

  • Produced by The Shephard/Robin Company
  • In association with Warner Bros. Television


  • - Los Angeles, California USA

Births, Deaths & Weddings

  • March 14, 2016: Patrice Perry & Louie Provenza are married