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With the holidays fast approaching, it seems fitting that the theme for the winter season of Major Crimes is “hope”, and the role it plays in our lives. Executive producer and co-creator James Duff took time out of his busy schedule to talk to MajorCrimesTV.net about how hope can come in so many forms, and how that plays out in the winter run of the show, premiering tonight on TNT.
A mid-season shift in focus to the theme of hope is a natural progression from the theme of “expectations” that characterized the beginning of the season, says Duff. “Our summer episodes were all about expectation and the role that expectation plays in our lives and how the ability to project what happens around the curve is part of what separates us from the animal kingdom. But when that fails, when expectations don’t work out or when you have to fall back on something else, you’re left with hope. And that’s what our last nine episodes are about, and with the holiday season it seems appropriate.”
Duff says in keeping with the formula of previous seasons, the upcoming winter episodes will focus more deeply on the personal lives of the squad, while, as always, exploring crimes that often reflect the struggles of the team. First up are Captain Sharon Raydor and Rusty, who, according to Duff, start the winter season off with a big decision – whether or not he will be adopted by Sharon. “He has a mother, he has a mother who is in prison and he has a mother who is difficult and a little complicated and has another mother who just loves him. And so he has a choice to make and hope is a double-edged sword. It is hard to hold onto and it is hard to put down and when it’s all you’ve got, it’s really hard to put down. And we dramatize that in our first episode quite a bit.” Continue reading
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On August 30th, 2014 Dragon*Con hosted the very first Major Crimes panel featuring Mary McDonnell and Jonathan Del Arco at their annual science-fiction, fantasy and pop culture convention in Atlanta, GA. We’re pleased to present the full video of that panel, courtesy of Dragon*Con Media. Special thanks to the Dragon*Con videography team for providing this footage.
WINTER PREMIERE: “Down the Drain” – Monday, Nov. 24, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT)
A surrogate adoption gets complicated, leaving one person dead and a lot of people searching for answers. The Major Crimes division gets their hands dirty as they explore LA’s underground water system. Sharon works to make Rusty officially part of her family, while he struggles to tell his biological mother (guest star Ever Carradine) about the upcoming adoption. Kathe Mazur, Ransford Doherty, Steve Tom, Alex Carter, Robyn Lively, Adam J. Harrington and Ron Melendez guest star.
Directed by Steve Robin
Written by Duppy Demetrius
Created by James Duff
And a little bonus promo:
Major Crimes ended its blockbuster summer season with a definitive BOOM, with 5.73 million viewers tuning in last night to watch the showdown between the Major Crimes Unit and Special Operations Bureau. The episode, featuring a faceoff between Sharon Raydor and guest stars Jon Tenney and Laurie Holden (and the secondary faceoff between Sharon Raydor and Sharon Beck) now marks the 2nd highest rated outing of the season, and won the night as the most watched cable program.
Last weeks installment of Major Crimes brought in another big score for this season, winning the week as the most watched cable outing (scripted, reality or sports) for the third week in a row, and racking up 6.7 million viewers so far in Live + 3 day delivery. Meanwhile episode 308 continued to set records in time shifted viewing, with a final tally of 7.8 million viewers in Live + 7, a 6% increase over the prior weeks episode, making it the 3rd highest rated episode of the series.
Congrats to the Major Crimes cast and crew for dominating the summer season!
Major Crimes returns with all-new episodes of Monday, December 1st on TNT.