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.

Major Crimes Season 4 Gets DVD Release Date

1000586236DVDFLT_4d3f61c1Season 4 of Major Crimes hasn’t even finished airing yet, but today Warner Bros has announced that Major Crimes: The Complete Fourth Season will be released May 24, 2015. Featuring all 23 episodes of the fourth season, plus DVD extras including deleted scenes and the ever-popular gag reel, this is a must-have for fans of the show!  See the press release below for more information




 Five-Disc DVD Set Will Include All 23 Season Four Episodes
Plus All-New Never-Before-Seen Bonus Material

 Five-Disc DVD Set Will Include All 23 Season Four Episodes

 Plus All-New Never-Before-Seen Bonus Material 

BURBANK, CA (February 3, 2016) – Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) brings season four of TNT’s powerful police procedural Major Crimes to DVD May 24, 2016. Titled Major Crimes: The Complete Fourth Season, this release features all 23 episodes of the series’ fourth season, plus never-before-seen extras including deleted scenes and a gag reel.  The show that began as the highly anticipated continuation of the critically acclaimed, award-winning series The Closer, has now become one of TNT’s most-watched programs and one of cable TV’s top programs. During season four, Major Crimes ranked as TNT’s #2 show and as the #5 scripted drama on basic cable television.* Currently, the full fourth season of Major Crimes is not available to stream via any SVOD service. The five-disc DVD set will retail for $44.98 SRP.

The fourth electrifying season of Major Crimes finds the elite team of investigators facing some of their most challenging criminal cases yet. The division is led by department head Captain Sharon Raydor, portrayed by Oscar® nominee Mary McDonnell (Dances with Wolves, Battlestar Galactica). The unit is comprised of Lieutenant Provenza (G.W. Bailey, The Closer, M*A*S*H, Police Academy), Lieutenant Andy Flynn (Tony Denison, The Closer,Crime Story), Lieutenant Mike Tao (Michael Paul Chan, The Closer,Arrested Development), Detective Julio Sanchez (Raymond Cruz, The Closer,Training Day), Detective Amy Sykes (Kearran Giovanni, One Life to Live), tech expert and reserve police officer Buzz Watson (Phillip P. Keene, The Closer,The D.A.), Dr. Morales (Jonathan Del Arco, The Closer, Nip/Tuck) and Assistant Chief Russell Taylor (Robert Gossett, The Closer, Arlington Road). Deputy Chief Fritz Howard (recurring guest star Jon Tenney, The Closer, King & Maxwell) also lends a hand as head of the Special Operations Bureau.

During the fourth gripping season of Major Crimes, our favorite squad of detectives is put in charge of solving a series of intriguing new cases. The unit investigates a double homicide that’s related to an ongoing string of home invasions in the Hollywood Hills; a dead body that comes out of the trunk of a crashed car at the end of a police chase; the murder of a super model; a YouTube video of a bloody, partially naked man walking down a street which goes viral; the deaths of four wealthy people who are killed during a high-stakes poker game; a murder that happens during the taping of a reality competition show; the death of a young man who was pushed off the top of a parking structure and several other fascinating cases.  As season four unfolds, Captain Sharon Raydor’s adopted son, Rusty Beck (Graham Patrick Martin, The Closer, Two and a Half Men), finds a passion that drives him, investigative journalism, as he works to uncover the identity of a murdered runaway.  It’s an exciting season filled with captivating cases and engaging stories about the lives of the officers and prosecutors whose job is to deal with LA’s most high profile and sensitive crimes.

“With its thought-provoking storylines and stellar cast, Major Crimes keeps viewers coming back for more. Each new season is more outstanding than the last,” said Rosemary Markson, WBHE Senior Vice President, TV Marketing. She added, “We’re excited to offer consumers another season of this remarkable series.”

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419 – “Hindsight, Part 1″

WINTER PREMIERE: “Hindsight – Part 1″ – Monday, Feb. 15, 2016 at 9 p.m. (ET/PT) – TV-14-DLV
A young woman and her 3-year-old son are shot to death while driving through gang territory in the wrong colored car, and the gun used in the murder is quickly connected to the most troubling series of unsolved homicides in LAPD history. As Captain Sharon Raydor and the rest of her division attempt to solve the mystery, Amy Sykes begins an uneasy alliance with a disgraced former LAPD detective with a novel theory and a corrupt past. Part 1 of five.

Directed by Michael M. Robin
Written by James Duff & Mike Berchem
Created by James Duff


First Look: Cheryl White Joins Major Crimes Winter Episodes as “Firearms Francine”

By M. Sharpe

419- sykes lrMajorCrimesTV.net has learned that a new ally will be joining the Major Crimes team for the upcoming winter episodes arc, beginning February 15th.

Cheryl White will portray ballistics expert “Firearms” Francine, who works within the LAPD’s Scientific Investigation Division. Francine’s fascination with examining bullet casing makes her an invaluable part of the Major Crimes team’s attempt to solve a grisly series of homicides. However, as the case progresses, her fierce determination to recover the murder weapon that links all three unsolved homicides leads to dangerous partnerships for both her and the rest of the Major Crimes division.

White has previously been seen on TV in Resurrection, Grey’s Anatomy and in the film Crazylove, as well as a guest-starring role in Major Crimes predecessor The Closer in its third season.
Major Crimes returns for the final five episodes of season 4 on February 15th, 2016 at 9pm/8c on TNT.

Video: Major Crimes Winter Season Premiere

Major Crimes returns for its winter season in one month, but for those of you who can’t wait, here is a sneak peek of the riveting new episodes!

Ratings: Major Crimes Fall Finale Hits Season High, Wins Night & Week as Most Watched Cable Series

By M. Sharpe

MAJOR CRIMES (TNT)Major Crimes finished 2015 on a high note, with 3.70 million viewers tuning in for last night’s heart-stopping fall finale. That turn out bests the previous ratings high set several weeks ago for this current batch of episodes, and is a whopping 23% increase in viewers over last weeks episode. It easily won the night as the most watched scripted cable series for the 7th consecutive week.

The episode saw even greater gains in the key demographics, rising 25% over last weeks episode to 0.5 million viewers 18-49.

Despite stiff competition from sports, the primary debates and holiday specials, last week’s episode of Major Crimes continued to outperform all other scripted programming, coming in as the Most Watched Scripted Cable Series of the Week for the third consecutive week. Additionally, Major Crimes was the only scripted series to earn a spot on the list of the Top 25 most watched shows on all of cable for last week.

As we previously reported, last week TNT officially renewed Major Crimes for an initial 13 episodes for Season 5. In their press release, TNT noted that in its current season, Major Crimes is reaching an average of 10 million viewers per episode across all platforms, almost double the total viewership of The Librarians and Murder in the First, whose renewals were also announced. TNT also announced last week that the underperforming Legends and Agent X have both been cancelled.

Major Crimes will return with the last five episodes of Season Four on February 15th, 2016.

MajorCrimesTV.net wishes the cast and crew of Major Crimes, and all the fans a very Happy Holidays.




518 – “Penalty Phase”

“Penalty Phase” – Monday, Dec. 21, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT) – TV-14-DLV

Sharon and the team track an unhinged killer making his own film, with his victims as the stars as a new romance takes wing.

Written By Adam Belanoff
Directed by Michael M. Robin




Ratings: Major Crimes Continues Winning Streak as Most Watched Cable Show of the Night and Week

By M. Sharpe


Major Crimes continued its strong winter showing last night, coming in as the Most Watched Scripted Cable Show of the night for the 6th week in a row. The intense penultimate episode of this winter run brought in 3.0 million viewers, down slightly from last weeks episode. Despite this drop, Major Crimes is still easily holding onto the top spot as TNT’s most watched show this winter, with almost 800,000 more total viewers than runner up The Librarians. In key demographics the episode was steady with last week, bringing in 0.4 million viewers 18-49.

Last week’s episode continued to perform well in time delayed ratings, coming in as the Most Watched Scripted Cable Series of the Week for the second straight week. Major Crimes was also the only scripted series to make the list of the Top 25 most-watched shows on all of cable for last week, which was otherwise dominated by sports and reality TV.

Meanwhile, episode 415 has continued to score big in time delayed ratings, with 5.44 million total viewers tuning in in Live + 3 day viewing, a massive 48% rise over the Live + Same Day. Even bigger gains were seen in the key demographics, where the episode rose 68% to 0.84 million viewers 18-49.

The winter finale of Major Crimes will air next week, and will return after the holidays for the final five episodes of the season beginning on February 15th, 2016.

Major Crimes Renewed For Season 5!


TNT has officially announced Major Crimes season 5 renewal today, several weeks after word first broke on social media about the renewal order.

While there were initially conflicting reports about the number of episodes in the pickup, MajorCrimesTV.net has confirmed with TNT that at this time 13 episodes have been ordered for Season 5. While this is a lower-than-usual number of episodes, Major Crimes has historically seen its episode order increased for each of the past 3 seasons, most recently this current season where the initial episode order of 15 was increased twice to a total of 23 episodes in Season 4.

Along with the renewal of Major Crimes and The Librarians, TNT also announced the cancellation of the underperforming series Legends, Agent X, and Public Morals.




Happy Holidays indeed – we’re hearing that Major Crimes has been renewed for Season 5! The renewal was announced on social media today, and confirmed by several of the cast members on the show on twitter and Facebook.

Season 4 of Major Crimes is currently airing its winter season, with a total of 23 episodes scheduled to air, the largest episode order of any TNT series to date.

Major Crimes enjoyed a very strong summer season, finishing as the Most Watched Basic Cable Series for 10 consecutive weeks, besting perennial frontrunner Rizzoli & Isles, and more than doubling the ratings of fellow TNT series Murder in the First, Proof, and Falling Skies throughout the summer season.

This winter Major Crimes has been a bright spot on TNT’s roster, which has been suffering losses of over half its viewership from its summer to winter seasons. While Major Crimes has also suffered from the TNT viewer drop, its numbers have been the least impacted of all TNT’s currently airing dramas, and has continued to lead as TNT’s most-watched program this winter by an average margin of almost a half million viewers.