Air Date: Monday, June 26, 2006
Time Slot: 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST on TNT
Episode Title: (#203) "Slippin"
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Brenda Johnson Investigates Gang-Related Slaying in TNT�s THE CLOSER while Wyatt Cole�s Conflict with His Father Intensifies in SAVED Monday, June 26

Kyra Sedgwick (Something to Talk About, Loverboy, TNT�s Door to Door) Stars in THE CLOSER at 9 p.m. (ET/PT)

Tom Everett Scott (That Thing You Do, Boiler Room) Headlines SAVED at 10 p.m. (ET/PT)

TNT continues to make Monday the most dramatic night of the week as its two top-notch original series � THE CLOSER and SAVED � continue Monday, June 26. This week, THE CLOSER�s lead character, Brenda Leigh Johnson (Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award nominee Kyra Sedgwick) investigates a possible gang-related shooting that hits a little too close to home for one of her peers at 9 p.m. (ET/PT). And on SAVED at 10 p.m. (ET/PT), Wyatt Cole (Tom Everett Scott) and his fellow paramedics deal with a vicious attack at a local gay bar while Cole�s conflict with his father intensifies.

THE CLOSER � �Slippin�

Directed by Elodie Keene, Written by Hunt Baldwin & John Coveny

The third episode of THE CLOSER�s new season has Deputy Chief Brenda Johnson (Sedgwick) investigating the shooting of three youngsters, one of whom is the son of friends of Commander Taylor (Robert Gossett � Arlington Road, The Net). The shooting, which takes place in a known gang area and which has all the markings of a gang-related crime, leads Brenda on a complicated trail of clues that could tarnish the image of one of the victims.

Meanwhile, Brenda must also deal with her mother, played by three-time Emmy� nominee Frances Sternhagen (Sex and the City, ER), whose visit to Los Angeles is preventing Brenda�s FBI Agent boyfriend Fritz (Jon Tenney � You Can Count on Me, Get Real) from moving in.

THE CLOSER�s Screen Actors Guild Award�-nominated ensemble cast also features J.K. Simmons (Law & Order, Spider-Man) as Assistant Police Chief Will Pope; Corey Reynolds (The Terminal, Tony nominee for Hairspray) as Sgt. David Gabriel, Brenda�s right-hand man; G.W. Bailey (M*A*S*H, St. Elsewhere, Police Academy) as quick-witted veteran Detective Lt. Provenza; Tony Denison (Melrose Place, The Amy Fisher Story) as disgruntled Detective Andy Flynn; Michael Paul Chan (Robbery Homicide Division, The Insider) as technology-minded Detective Mike Tao; Raymond Cruz (Collateral Damage, Training Day) as Detective Julio Sanchez; and Gina Ravera (The Temptations, Soul Food) as Detective Irene Daniels.

THE CLOSER comes to TNT from The Shephard/Robin Company in association with Warner Bros. Television and is executive-produced by Greer Shephard (nip/tuck, The D.A.), Michael M. Robin (nip/tuck, The D.A., NYPD Blue) and James Duff (The D.A., The Agency) and produced by Andrew J. Sacks (The D.A, Adaptation and Two Soliders). Gil Garcetti, Los Angeles district attorney from 1992 to 2000, is a consulting producer on the series.

Turner Network Television (TNT), television�s destination for drama and one of cable�s top-rated networks, offers original movies and series, including the detective drama series The Closer, starring Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Awards nominee Kyra Sedgwick; Saved, a new character-driven drama starring Tom Everett Scott; and this summer�s eagerly anticipated anthology series Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King. TNT is also home to powerful one-hour dramas, such as Law & Order, Without a Trace, Las Vegas, Cold Case, ER, NYPD Blue, Charmed and Judging Amy; broadcast premiere movies; compelling prime-time specials, such as the Screen Actors Guild Awards; and championship sports coverage, including NASCAR and the NBA. TNT is also available in high-definition.

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, is a major producer of news and entertainment product around the world and the leading provider of programming to the basic cable industry.

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