2012

Interviews

Sci-Fi Blast From The Past – Mary McDonnell (Battlestar Galactica)
Steve Eramo | SciFiAndTvTalk
February 2, 2012

First Look Set Visit: ‘Major Crimes’
Robert Pace | TheInsider.com
May 24, 2012

Summer Preview On the Set: Major Crimes
TV Guide Magazine
May 2012

From Villain to Heroine: Mary McDonnell Spins Off (in Kyra Sedgwick profile)
Johanna Schneller | More Magazine
July/August 2012

Same show, different closer: ‘Major Crimes’ picks up where Kyra left off
Eric Hegedus | New York Post
July 7, 2012

‘Major Crimes’ Mary McDonnell: ‘Dances with Wolves’ stardom was ‘fascinating’
Jay Bobbin | zaptoit.com
July 16, 2012

We shine the spotlight on Mary McDonnell, who dishes on THE CLOSER coming to an end, and what fans can expect from her MAJOR CRIMES spin-off
Tiffany Vogt | tvaddict.com
July 23, 2012

Mary McDonnell: Major Crimes
Jamie Steinberg | Starry Constellation Magazine
July 23, 2012

Major Crimes interview w/ Mary McDonnell
fellowshipoffools.com
July 2012

A happy visit to site of Major Crimes
Rob Salem | thestar.com
August 3, 2012

Goodbye Kyra, Hello Mary: The Closer Morphs Into Major Crimes
Raeanne Rubenstein | dishmag.com (Issue 137)
August 2012

Who’s Hot in Hollywood
USA Weekend
August 3, 2012
See the scan

‘The Closer’ spinoff ‘Major Crimes’ begins
Jay Bobbin | newsday.com
August 8, 2012

Five questions with Mary McDonnell of ‘Major Crimes,’ a spinoff of The Closer
David Martindale | dfw.com
August 8, 2012

As one ‘Closer’ closes, another gig opens for Mary McDonnell
Cindy Pearlman | Chicago Sun-Times
August 9, 2012

Mary McDonnell on Her ‘Closer’ Spinoff and Saying Goodbye to Kyra Sedgwick
Walter Scott | Parade
August 10, 2012

Mary McDonnell, ‘Major Crimes’ Take Their Place at Last
Stacy Jenel Smith | AARP Blog
August 12, 2012

Mary McDonnell will star in new series “Major Crimes”
Rita Sherrow | Tulsa World
August 12, 2012

Mary McDonnell: ‘I had chemistry with Kyra Sedgwick on The Closer’
Jennifer Still | digitalspy.com
August 12, 2012

TNT’s ‘The Closer’ fades out but doesn’t really end: Much of the cast continues on ‘Major Crimes’
David Hinckley | New York Daily News
August 12, 2012

‘Major Crimes’ starts where ‘The Closer’ ends
Carol Memmott | USA Today
August 12, 2012

Mary McDonnell takes a hard look at women in a fair light
Nancy Mills | New York Times Syndicate
August 13, 2012

Mary McDonnell Interview: Beauty, Diet, and Her New Series “Major Crimes”
Cindy Pearlman | Style Goes Strong
August 13, 2012

‘Major Crimes’ premiere: Mary McDonnell picks up where Kyra Sedgwick’s ‘The Closer’ leaves off
Jay Bobbin | zap2it.com
August 13, 2012

Hot Topics: Meet Mary McDonnell
kasa.com
August 13, 2012

Kyra Sedgwick Says Goodbye to ‘The Closer’: Mary McDonnell Makes Her Debut
Cavan Sieczkowski | Huffington Post
August 13, 2012

Major Crimes (2012) Season 1 Exclusive: Mary McDonnell Interview
movieweb
August 13, 2012

Mary McDonnell talks about her new promotion on ‘Major Crimes’
Earl Dittman | Digital Journal
August 13, 2012

James Duff and Mary McDonnell on Shiftting From THE CLOSER to MAJOR CRIMES
Marisa Roffman | Give Me My Remote
August 13, 2012

‘Major Crimes’ carries on ‘The Closer’s’ legacy
Bruce Miller | Sioux City Journal
August 19, 2012

‘Major Crimes’: Mary McDonnell goes from outsider to insider on TNT’s ‘Closer’ spinoff
Rick Porter | zap2it.com
August 20, 2012

The Closer’s spinoff flips the script on Major Crimes
Alex Strachan | The Vancouver Sun
August 20, 2012

Mary McDonnell: High Hopes for 2nd Season of ‘Major Crimes’
Marilyn Beck & Stacy Jenel Smith | creators.com
August 23, 2012

Mary McDonnell: ‘Major Crimes’ Has Kicks for ‘Closer’ Fans
Stacy Jenel Smith | AARP blog
August 26, 2012

3 Things to Know About…Major Crimes‘ Mary McDonnell
Lesley Messer | People Magazine
August 27, 2012

Mary McDonnell’s ‘Major’ New Gig
Jarett Wieselman | AARP blog
August 27, 2012

‘Major Crimes’: Mary McDonnell on Taking Over From Kyra Sedgwick and Unexpected Challenges (Q&A)
Philiana Ng | The Hollywood Reporter
August 27, 2012

‘Major Crimes’ Mary McDonnell on what keeps her coming back to television
Jay Bobbin | zap2it.com
August 27, 2012

Profile | Mary McDonnell: ‘Closer’ spinoff yields a meatier role
Nancy Mills | New York Times Syndicate
August 27, 2012

We Investigate Mary McDonnell from ‘Major Crimes’
Ilyssa Panitz | More.com
August 28, 2012

Major Crimes’ Mary McDonnell on Turning Capt. Raydor into the Hero
Adam Bryant | TVGuide.com
September 17, 2012

Mary McDonnell on ‘Major Crimes’
Fred Topel | Crave Online
September 24, 2012

Mary McDonnell on “Major Crimes” & “Battlestar Galactica” – Interview
Abbie Bernstein | BuzzyMag.com
October 2012

Mary McDonnell Previews Major Crimes Finale, Shares Why Season 2 News Brought Such Relief
Matt Webb Mitovich | TVLine
October 14, 2012

Mary McDonnell savors her star role, but must work to reshape it, in ‘Major Crimes’
Don Kaplan | NY Daily News
December 26, 2012

Mentions

TCA: Producers Distance ‘Major Crimes’ from Outgoing ‘Closer’
Lacey Rose | The Hollywood Reporter
January 14, 2012

Dan Akroyd Was Nominated for an Academy Award? The Oscar Nominations That Time Forgot
Oliver Lyttelton | Indiewire.com
February 2, 2012

This summer, will Major Crimes happen in your house?
Deborah Lacy | criminalelement.com
February 8, 2012

This Year’s Best Actress Nominees Fought Off Some Powerful Contenders
Graham Fuller | Blouin ArtInfo
February 23, 2012

Spirit Awards: ‘Artist,’ Michel Hazanavicius, Michelle Williams win
Oliver Gettell | latimesblogs.latimes.com
February 25, 2012

TV’s Most Crushworthy Awards (TV’s Most Crushworthy Politicians)
zap2it.com
March 2012

TNT – Summer 2012 Schedule
spoilertv.com
March 15, 2012

TNT’s Landmark Series The Closer Reaches Powerful Conclusion With Six Final Episodes, Beginning Monday, July 9
Press Release
March 20, 2012

TNT’s All-New Series Major Crimes Stakes Out New Territory with Familiar Faces
Press Release
March 20, 2012

Pop culture Q&A: ‘Revenge’ takes a breather but it will be back on ABC
Rich Heldenfels | Akron Beacon Journal
March 27, 2012

MIPTV: Hot Projects To Keep An Eye On
Patrick Munn | TV Wise
March 31, 2012

When Doris Leader Charge Spoke, Kevin Costner Listened
Tim Giago | Notes from Indian Country
April 2, 2012

NewBeauty Revolutionary Retail Store at Fred Segal L.A.
Cachita Hynes | newyorkgirlstyle.com
March 28, 2012

The Other America: Revisiting Lawrence Kasdan’s Grand Canyon
Eric Hynes | The Village Voice
April 18, 2012

STAY TUNED: Tony Denison on the end (of ‘The Closer’) and new beginnings (‘Major Crimes’)
Bill Green | naplesnews.com
April 20, 2012

Major Crimes: Start of Production
Christina Hamilton | TNT Newsroom
April 24, 2012
(no specific Mary mention, but a photo!)

Production starts on ‘Closer’ spinoff
UPI.com
April 24, 2012

TNT’s All-New Drama Series ‘Major Crimes’ Starts Production
Amanda Kondolojy | zap2it.com
April 24, 2012

Film Review: Donnie Darko
Jesse Livingston | buzzine
April 24, 2012

TNT’s series “Major Crimes” starts production in LA
fit4talent.com
April 25, 2012

Production starts on ‘Closer’ spinoff
dailyfreshies.com
April 25, 2012

Autism Speaks
Carolyne Zinko | San Francisco Chronicle
April 29, 2012
(no specific mention of Mary, but a picture!)

The Summer Season
Wall Street Journal
May 3, 2012

CBS Sues ABC Over ‘Big Brother’ Knockoff ‘Glasshouse’
Margaret Hartmann | Hollywood.com
May 11, 2012

TNT, TBS draw a little on the past, but vow to be cutting-edge in the video future
David Hinckley | NY Daily News
May 16, 2012

Upfront roundup: TNT and TBS are no longer content to be mere cable networks
Todd VanDerWerff | A.V. Club
May 16, 2012

Interview: TNT, TBS & TCM President, Head of Programming Michael Wright
Jim Halterman | thefutoncritic.com
June 8, 2012

‘The Closer’: Behind the Scenes with Kyra Sedgwick and Castmates
David Strick | The Hollywood Reporter
July 4, 2012

TNT’s The Closer attempts a historic switcheroo as star Kyra Sedgwick steps aside for Mary McDonnell
Eric Deggans | Tampa Bay Times
July 9, 2012

16 Movie/TV First Ladies
Lynette Rice | ew.com
July 16, 2012

Letter from James Duff
TNT
July 2012

Major Crimes (New Show!)
National Enquirer
August 2012

Case Closed? That Squad Looks Familiar
Margy Rochlin | New York Times
August 3, 2012

TNT’s ‘Major Crimes’ complicates crime politics even more
Danielle Turchiano | examiner.com
August 6, 2012

TCAs2012 set visit, or Up All Night in the afternoon
Maria Sciullo | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
August 6, 2012

Can ‘Major Crimes’ Make Plea Bargains Dramatic?
Alexandra Cheney | The Wall Street Journal
August 6, 2012

TNT’s Major Crimes emerges as committed, quality extension of The Closer
Ed Bark | unclebarky.com
August 8, 2012

TNT Tries to Keep ‘The Closer’ Open With ‘Major Crimes’
Brian Steinberg | Ad Age Media News
August 8, 2012

TV Review: The Closer
Ken Tucker | ew.com
August 8, 2012

‘Major Crimes’ transitions well from ‘Closer’
Rob Owen | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette/Scripps News
August 8, 2012

‘The Closer’ may be ending, but its successor ‘Major Crimes’ has promise
David Hinkley | New York Daily News
August 9, 2012

Major Crimes and Battlestar Galactica Share Actress
Paulette Cohn | American Profile
August 9, 2012

‘The Closer’ and ‘Major Crimes’ review
David Wiegand | San Francisco Chronicle
August 9, 2012

Variety TV Reviews: Major Crimes
Brian Lowry | Variety
August 9, 2012

Major Crimes vs. The Closer: What’s the Same? What’s Different? And Is There Still Candy?
Matt Webb Mitovich | tvline.com
August 10, 2012

‘The Closer’ series finale, ‘Major Crimes’ spinoff
Verne Gay | Newsday (Long Island)
August 10, 2012

Bid farewell to “The Closer,” welcome “Major Crimes” on TNT
Joanne Ostrow | Denver Post
August 10, 2012

Review: ‘The Closer’ signs off with satisfying episode
Casey Gillis | The Burg
August 10, 2012

‘Major Crimes’ will help heal the pain of losing ‘The Closer’
Brooke Cain | newsobserver.com
August 10, 2012

TV Review: Major Crimes
Ken Tucker | ew.com
August 10, 2012

TNT Says Goodbye to The Closer, Hello to Major Crimes
Adam Bryant | tvguide.com
August 12, 2012

Mary McDonnell, “Major Crimes’ Take Their Place at Last
Stacy Jenelsmith | AARP blog
August 12, 2012

The New Boss, Not the Same as the Old Boss: ‘Major Crimes’ Replaces ‘The Closer’ on TNT
Mike Hale | The New York Times
August 12, 2012

‘Major Crimes’ picks up where ‘The Closer’ ends
Jeff Korbelik | Lincoln Journal Star
August 12, 2012

‘Major Crimes’ focus could be major mistake
Robert Bianco | USA Today
August 12, 2012

Review: ‘Major Crimes’ solves TNT’s dilemma
Robert Lloyd | Los Angeles Times
August 12, 2012

Review: Major Crimes moves in as The Closer closes
Oline Cogdill | Mystery Scene
August 12, 2012

TNT’s ‘Major Crimes’ is a new mission for ‘Closer’ crew
Matthew Gilbert | The Boston Globe
August 12, 2012

Farewell to Kyra Sedgwick’s character on ‘The Closer’
Tirdad Derakhshani | The Inquirer (Philadelphia)
August 12, 2012

‘Battlestar Galactica’ star Mary McDonnell might finally win an Emmy … for “Major Crimes’
Marcus Dixon | GoldDerby
August 13, 2012

‘Major Crimes’ is fine sequel to ‘The Closer’
Gail Pennington | St. Louis Post-Dispatch
August 13, 2012

‘Closer’ Gang Post-Sedgwick
Greg Evans | Bloomberg
August 13, 2012

Mary McDonnell and ‘Major Crimes’ Set to Debut Tonight
Sami K. Martin | Christian Post
August 13, 2012

Kyra Sedgwick Leaving ‘The Closer,’ Replaced by Mary McDonnell
Robert Ottone | International Business Times
August 13, 2012

Review: Major Crimes
TVFirstLook
August 13, 2012

Did ‘The Closer’ set up ‘Major Crimes’ to fail?
Ken Tucker | ew.com
August 13, 2012

TV Review: Mary McDonnell Steps Into Big Shoes on TNT’s ‘Major Crimes’
Brian Tallerico | Hollywood Chicago
August 13, 2012

Exclusive Interview: Creator James Duff on the ending of THE CLOSER and the beginning of MAJOR CRIMES
Abbie Bernstein | Assignment X
August 14, 2012

TV Tuesday: Major Crimes
Alex Strachan | The StarPhoenix
August 21, 2012

Mary McDonnell Takes the Lead in Major Crimes
Melissa Silverstein | Indiewire
August 23, 2012

The Big MAJOR CRIMES News That Nobody Noticed
Larry Brody | TVWriter
August 24, 2012

Kyra Sedgwick: The Great Beyond
Michael Martin | OUT
August 24, 2012

Major Crimes’ Kearran Giovanni: New cop on Kyra’s old team
Julie Sprankles | SheKnows Entertainment
August 28, 2012

Ask Matt: Major Crimes, Covert Affairs, MTV’s Inbetweeners and More
Matt Roush | TV Guide
September 4, 2012

Major Crimes Review: Make Sexy With Everyone
Carissa Pavlica | tvfanatic.com
September 4, 2012

Questioningly Winner: Cast Party
Ben Greenman | NewYorker.com
September 18, 2012

TNT Renews “MAJOR CRIMES,” Cable’s #1 New Series
Kevin Little | TNT Newsroom
September 27, 2012

Major Crimes Review “Cheaters Never Prosper”
Mark Trammell | tv equals
October 9, 2012

The 10 Most Defining Performances in the History of Genre Television
Charlie Jane Anders | io9.com
October 18, 2012

Against Laura Roslin and Glen Walken
Jonathan Bernstein | Washington Post blogs
December 18, 2012

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