The upcoming sixth season of TNT’s “Major Crimes” will be its last, the network announced Tuesday.
The drama, which stars Mary McDonnell as Commander Sharon Raydor, kicks off its final season Oct. 31, with the two-episode series finale airing Jan. 16.
Created by James Duff, the show launched in August 2012 as a spinoff of “The Closer,” the drama that featured Kyra Sedgwick as Brenda Leigh Johnson. The cast of “Crimes” includes G.W. Bailey, Tony Denison, Michael Paul Chan, Raymond Cruz and Phillip P. Keene.
“‘Major Crimes’ has successfully navigated the many challenges that arise with a spinoff; the primary mission of which is staying true to its core DNA while expanding into unique territory all its own,” said TNT executive vice president of original programming Sarah Aubrey. “From Brenda Leigh Johnson to Commander Sharon Raydor, the cast and crew have done a phenomenal job of creating enduring characters — many of whom are celebrating 200 episodes together this season.”
“The whole company of ‘Major Crimes’ is dedicated to making 2017-18 the best season yet,” Duff said. “We will finish our long run on TNT with a finale worthy of our loyal viewers and their years of unstinting support.”
This follows TNT announcing last month that freshman drama series “Will” had been axed.
“Major Crimes” is a co-production between The Shephard/Robin Company, Walking Entropy, Inc. and Warner Bros. Television.