Brenda Investigates the Death of a Porn Star in TNT�s THE CLOSER
while Wyatt Seeks Help for a Dying Patient and Friend on SAVED Monday, July 24
2006 Emmy� Nominee Kyra Sedgwick 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�s hit Monday night line-up continues with the network�s top-notch original series � THE CLOSER and SAVED � on Monday, July 24. This week, THE CLOSER�s lead character, Brenda Leigh Johnson, played by 2006 Emmy� nominee Kyra Sedgwick, looks into the death of an HIV+ porn star while also dealing with a possible development in her personal life at 9 p.m. (ET/PT). And on SAVED at 10 p.m. (ET/PT), Wyatt Cole (Tom Everett Scott) works hard to procure a liver transplant for a patient with whom he has developed a strong friendship.
THE CLOSER�s premiere episode on Monday, June 12, scored ad-supported cable�s largest audience delivery ever for an original scripted series telecast, beating its own record set with the premiere episode of season one. This season of THE CLOSER currently ranks as ad-supported cable�s best-ever season for a scripted original series. Meanwhile, SAVED ranks as ad-supported cable�s top new original scripted series of the year.
THE CLOSER � �Head Over Heels�
Directed by Matt Earl Beesley, Written by Wendy West
After finding severed body parts in a dumpster, Deputy Chief Brenda Johnson (Sedgwick) begins an investigation that reveals the victim to have been HIV+. Her winding investigation reveals that the dead man may have exposed over 200 women to HIV. Meanwhile, Brenda�s FBI agent boyfriend Fritz (Jon Tenney � You Can Count On Me, Get Real) discovers a pregnancy test in Brenda�s purse.
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; Robert Gossett (Arlington Road, The Net) as Commander Taylor, head of the Robbery Homicide Division; 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 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.
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