Brenda Handles a Case Involving the Smuggling of Illegal Immigrants
on TNT�s THE CLOSER, While Wyatt Cole�s Ambulance Gets Carjacked
on SAVED Monday, August 21
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 dramas THE CLOSER and SAVED continue to heat up the summer with taut episodes Monday, August 21. On THE CLOSER, Brenda Leigh Johnson, played by 2006 Emmy� nominee Kyra Sedgwick, investigates a case involving the smuggling of illegal immigrants over the border at 9 p.m. (ET/PT). And on SAVED at 10 p.m. (ET/PT), Wyatt Cole (Tom Everett Scott) gets carjacked in his ambulance by a pair of gunmen seeking to score some drugs.
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. Meanwhile, SAVED scored big in its premiere, delivering more than 5.1 million viewers.
THE CLOSER � �Borderline�
Directed by Rick Wallace, Written by Hunt Baldwin & John Coveny
Deputy Police Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson (Kyra Sedgwick) is having a really bad day. After spilling coffee and suffering from a fender bender, she ignores protocol and leaves the scene of her accident so she can get to the scene of a multiple homicide involving the smuggling of illegal immigrants. But her decision to leave her accident scene comes back to haunt her after Assistant Police Chief Will Pope (J.K. Simmons � Law & Order, Spider-Man) decides to take away her keys. It�s going to take some internal wrangling for her to get her driving privileges back.
THE CLOSER�s Screen Actors Guild Award�-nominated ensemble cast also features Corey Reynolds (The Terminal, Tony nominee for Hairspray) as Sgt. David Gabriel, Brenda�s right-hand man; John Tenney (You Can Count on Me, Get Real) as FBI agent Fritz Howard, Brenda�s boyfriend; Robert Gossett (Arlington Road, The Net) as Commander Taylor, head of the Robery Homicide Division; G.W. Bailey (M*A*S*H, St. Elsewhere, Police Academy) as cantankerous Det. Lt. Provenza; Tony Denison (Melrose Place, The Amy Fisher Story) as slick 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.
Turner Network Television (TNT), a division of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., is television�s destination for drama and one of cable�s top-rated networks. It offers original movies and series, including the blockbuster detective series The Closer, starring Emmy�, Golden Globe� and Screen Actors Guild Awards� nominee Kyra Sedgwick; Saved, a new character-driven drama starring Tom Everett Scott; and this summer�s four-week television event Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King. TNT is also home to powerful one-hour dramas, such as Without a Trace, Law & Order, Las Vegas, Cold Case, ER, 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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