WHV Press Release: The Closer: The Complete Seventh and Final Season

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    AUGUST 21, 2012

    Emmy® and Golden Globe® Award-Winning Actress Kyra Sedgwick

    Portrays Deputy Police Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson

    Five-Disc DVD Set Includes All 21 Episodes from the Series’ Seventh Season

    DVD Features Extra Content,

    Including An All-New Featurette, Unaired Scenes and a Gag Reel


    BURBANK, CA (June 11, 2012) – After a highly successful seven-year run, it’s time to bid farewell to one of cable television’s finest police dramas, The Closer, as the series draws to an end this summer. Viewers will be able to enjoy the critically acclaimed series’ last season in its entirety when Warner Home Video (WHV) releases all season seven episodes on DVD August 21, 2012. Entitled The Closer: The Complete Seventh and Final Season, this release will feature 21 exciting episodes on five discs plus bonus material, including a featurette, unaired scenes and a gag reel. The Closer: The Complete Seventh and Final Season will retail for $59.98 SRP.

    The final season of The Closer stars Emmy® winner Kyra Sedgwick as Deputy Police Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson, a top-notch investigator who has put some of Los Angeles’ most brutal killers behind bars. With her keen investigative instincts and brilliant interrogation techniques, Brenda often closes her cases by eliciting a confession or cornering a suspect through sometimes-questionable methods. Now, her career may be on the line as a result of her frequently unorthodox methods, and her tactics are coming under the scrutiny of the L.A.P.D.’s new Chief of Police, who is on the verge of announcing an extensive reorganization that could spell the end of Major Crimes. Joining the series in a starring role this season is two-time Oscar® nominee Mary McDonnell as Captain Sharon Raydor.

    Despite the whirlwind of controversy building around her, Brenda is determined to continue doing her job the best that she can, and she expects the same of her squad members. Together, they will take on some of the toughest cases of their careers, including a massacre that involves an up and coming rapper; a house-sitter who is killed while the family who hired her is on vacation; the death of a cross-dressing minister; a registered offender who is found buried under a retaining wall; the death of a Santa Claus who is killed in a zip-line accident; the murder of an aspiring teenage pop star’s father and much more.

    The Closer also stars J.K. Simmons (Juno), Corey Reynolds (The Guardian), Robert Gossett (Arlington Road), G.W. Bailey (The Jeff Foxworthy Show), Tony Denison (Prison Break), Michael Paul Chan (Arrested Development), Raymond Cruz (Training Day), Phillip P. Keene (Home) and Jon Tenney (The Division). Joining the series in a starring role this season is two-time Academy Award® nominee Mary McDonnell (Battlestar Galatica) as Captain Sharon Raydor. McDonnell earned an Emmy® Award nomination in 2011 (Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series) for her role on the show.

    “The Closer owes its enormous success in part due to gifted actress Kyra Sedgwick, who has done a superb job in bringing Brenda’s role to life. Although the series is wrapping up, Brenda’s character will definitely live on in our hearts and in television history,” said Rosemary Markson, WHV Senior Vice President, TV and Special Interest Marketing. She added, “The Closer was an excellent show from start to finish and we are proud to offer the final season to consumers on DVD.”

    DVD Special Features Include:

    Ø Confessions of The Closer – Roundtable wrap up with the creators and cast of The Closer

    Ø Police Files: Unaired Scenes

    Ø Gag Reel

    Sedgwick has earned six Golden Globe® nominations (Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama) for her portrayal of Deputy Police Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson. She won the award in 2007. She has also earned five Emmy® Award nominations (Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series) for her role, including a win for the show’s fifth season. Additionally, she has received a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination (Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series) for her performance on all seven seasons of the show. The cast received a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination for the Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series category for the show’s first, third, fourth, fifth and sixth seasons.

    Produced by The Shephard/Robin Company in association with Warner Bros. Television, The Closer was created by James Duff (The D.A., The Agency) and is executive produced by Duff along with Greer Shephard and Michael M. Robin (Nip/Tuck), Sedgwick and Rick Wallace (L.A. Law). The Closer first premiered on June 13, 2005, on TNT.

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    About Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group
    Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group brings together Warner Bros. Entertainment's home video, digital distribution, interactive entertainment/videogames, direct-to-DVD production, technical operations and anti-piracy businesses in order to maximize current and next-generation distribution scenarios. WBHEG is responsible for the global distribution of content through DVD, electronic sell-through and VOD, and delivery of theatrical content to wireless and online channels, and is also a significant worldwide publisher for both internal and third party videogame titles.

    For more information on this and other titles distributed by Warner Home Video, visit www.whvdirect.com.

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