Season seven in 2011 will spell the end of the very popular TNT detective drama, THE CLOSER, Wizbang Pop has learned. And the decision to end the series was made by none other than actress Kyra Sedgwick herself. Apparently, she wanted the series to go out on top as a fan favorite and not go through some creativity decline. Sometimes, a very popular show leaves when it’s at the top of it’s game, such as NBC’s SEINFELD. THE CLOSER will now join that elite club next year after season seven ends. Expect full DVD sets of each season as well as a possible complete series box set to be issued.
TNT probably isn’t really all that happy to hear this news. It puts them in a real spot to find some show that will equal THE CLOSER in both audience appeal and quality. But regardless, TNT President Steve Koonin had nothing but kind words for the cast and creators of the landmark series for the network.
It was a great ride while it lasted.