Kyra Sedgwick closes 'The Closer'
The network said that the decision to end the series next season was made by actress Kyra Sedgwick, who won an Emmy this year and has been nominated four other times for her portrayal of the brilliant and abrasive LAPD detective Brenda Leigh Johnson.
“I cannot fathom how difficult it will be to say goodbye to the incredible family we’ve created on 'The Closer,'" Sedgwick said in a statement. “I will always be grateful to [series creator] James Duff for his love and friendship, as well as for creating such a rich and complex character who I have loved living with year after year."
"The Closer" premiered in 2005 as an instant hit has remained at the top of the basic cable rankings ever since. It has averaged eight million viewers this year.
The show's last 15-episode season will be filmed next spring.
--Maria Elena Fernandez
Photo: Kyra Sedgwick in Los Angeles. Credit: Los Angeles Times