Welcome to MajorCrimesTV.net, your trusted source of news and information for the hit TNT drama Major Crimes. The series from Creator/Executive Producer James Duff brings the familiar characters of the LAPD’s elite Major Crimes Division into all-new situations as they adjust to being led by Captain Sharon Raydor (Mary McDonnell), while still trying to close the department’s highest-profile cases.
For the past week Major Crimes writer Duppy Demetrius has been giving fans on twitter a crash-course on the making of a TV show. With some awesome behind-the-scenes photos, we’ve gotten some tantalizing glimpses of episode 302 (airing June 16th), along with glimpses of things on set that we’ve never seen before (Sharon’s bathroom!). Check out the photos below, and for some more information on the awesome Duppy Demetrius, check out our exclusive interview with him from last season.
In a new article in Xfinity, Jonathan Del Arco talks about his upcoming guest-starring role on CBS’ The Crazy Ones, airing this Thursday at 9:30pm, and about Rusty’s coming out storyline on Major Crimes.
Was it nice to kind of flex those comedic muscles a little more than you get to on ‘Major Crimes?’
Jonathan Del Arco: Oh my God, you know I get to be funny on ‘Major Crimes’ but it’s usually around a dead body so that was a nice change. It was awesome. You know, I started out in comedy back in my 20s. So, it was really fun to be on a comic set because the vibe is completely different. To get to work with Robin was just a childhood dream come true. I mean I went up to him and I honestly said to him, “I learned English watching ‘Mork & Mindy.’ It was totally true. I didn’t speak English until I was 10. And I watch ‘Happy Days’ and I would watch ‘Mork and Mindy’ and that’s really how I learned English. He was so amazing and, obviously, he’s funny and he just kept everyone laughing all day. He’s just one of the nicest people I’ve ever worked with. It’s so great to have a childhood hero kind of live up to that. Yeah, I had a blast. I had a really, really great time.
I followed the Rusty story on ‘Major Crimes’ quite a bit last year as he was coming out. What I was hearing from a lot of people and I can’t say I disagree is that the story was really drawn out, a slow burn but maybe too slow. What’s your opinion on that if you can give it on that story?
JDA: Listen, when you’re a writer and a creator of a show and you have a brilliant actor like Graham [Patrick Martin], it is almost impossible to not want to write for him. That’s the God’s honest truth…I just think he was really fun for James [Duff, creator] to write…I do think that that storyline is not going to be as heavily influenced this season. I don’t think that’s the direction it’s going. I think that piece of it is played out but Rusty is part of a family and part of her family and really part of the family of the squad. Of course, he’s in it and he’s so good. He’s such a wonderful actor and he brings such a great element of vulnerability and a young aspect to the show. And everyone’s got opinions about yay or nay on how much do we want but I think it’s a very real thing that cops have their kids and are a part of their lives.
I mean James is a total stickler for reality, so anything he does it’s like ‘would this happen for real?’ I believe it would. But I think they threw it out throughout the season but I think it came to a pretty intense and satisfying conclusion at the end. Our numbers in the winter were way higher because I think people were tuning in to see what was going to happen. The last few episodes were really tense and amazing. Yeah, we’re all still a family.
Season 3 may have just begun filming, but Major Crimes is already breaking records for 2014! TNT has announced that the ratings success of the winter episodes of Season 2 has propelled Major Crimes into the top spot as TNT’s most-watched show of Quarter 1 of 2014, beating out previous ratings darling Rizzoli & Isles.
Moreover, with 7.4 million viewers in Live + 7 delivery, Major Crimes now ranks as one of basic cable’s Top 3 original series for the quarter, the only one of TNT’s shows to make the list. In the 25-54 demographic, Major Crimes scored 2.2 million adults, placing it in the Top 10 for the quarter.
Congrats to the cast and crew for this prestigious honor!
Season 3 of Major Crimes premieres on June 9th at 9pm/8c on TNT.
Source: TNT Press Release
They haven’t begun filming yet (that starts Monday), but the Major Crimes cast was in good spirits as they reunited today to film promotional footage and new cast photos. Lucky for us, the cast was more than happy to document the fun- and have a little fun at their co-stars expense, too!
Warner Brothers has announced that Major Crimes: The Complete 2nd Season will be released on DVD on June 10th, 2014.
From the press release:
Major Crimes is back on the case for a thrilling second season as two-time Oscar nominee Mary McDonnell continues as Captain Sharon Raydor, the head of the LAPD’s Major Crimes division, joined by an unforgettable ensemble cast. As the second season opens, the team immediately dives into some of the most challenging and fascinating crimes yet, including the murder of a big-time film producer’s wife, an apparent murder-suicide and a high-speed car chase that leads to a triple homicide.
Just as the squad seems to be adjusting to last year’s leadership change, Deputy District Attorney Emma Rios (new series star Nadine Velazquez – Flight, Hart of Dixie) arrives to challenge Raydor’s intentions and shake up the department. Torn between what is right morally and what the law commands, Raydor and her team are faced with more personal and professional struggles than ever as they continue to make deals and crack cases.
The 4-DVD set will include all 19 episodes from the 2nd season, as well as the following special features:
- Major Crimes: Subjects Unknown (Featurette) – Examine how each character grapples with questions of identity in a season full of drama. Interviews with the cast and producers
- Deleted Scenes
The set is available now for pre-order on Amazon.com