Mary McDonnell solves 'Major Crimes' in 'Closer' spin-off and other Turner networks news
Turner Entertainment addressed the subject at its Upfront presentation for TNT and TBS, confirming that newly-minted "Closer" regular Mary McDonnell will headline spin-off "Major Crimes," starting summer 2012, after Kyra Sedgwick's run on the original comes to an end.
TNT, decidedly committed to not rocking the boat, is also developing six new cop series and a series from writer Mitch Album ("Tuesdays With Morrie") about a D.J. who tries to revive his hometown of Detroit... via the also struggling medium of radio.
Over at TBS, the network is developing an hour-long comedy about an Midwestern couple who decide to get married and a half-hour comedy about a man who starts dating again after his girlfriend cheats on him.
"The Wedding Band," a comedy starring Austin Green, Melora Hardin and Harold Perrineau, was also officially picked up.