TNT Developing 'Major Crimes' Spin-Off Starring Jon Tenney


TNT Developing 'Major Crimes' Spin-Off Starring Jon Tenney


What happens when spin-offs get their own spin-offs? It looks like we're about to find out.

TVLine exclusively reports that TNT is in the process of developing an offshoot of its series 'Major Crimes' -- which, in itself, is a descendant of 'The Closer' -- and would focus on franchise vet Jon Tenney‘s FBI character Special Agent Fritz Howard.

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The actor originated the role on 'The Closer' alongside his on-screen wife, former MCD boss Brenda Leigh Johnson (Kyra Sedgwick) and continued to appear in multiple episodes of 'Major Crimes.' So the possibility of seeing his character reemerge once more should prove to be pretty exciting for dedicated fans.

Tenney will be featurd in the seventh episode of 'Major Crimes' upcoming third season (bowing June 9), as will a handful of brand new characters, including Special Operations Bureau commander Ann McGinnis, who is being described as a modern-day version of Annie Oakley.

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There’s also some speculation that the potential spin-off could end up featuring yet another 'Closer' alum — Malcolm-Jamal Warner, who made his debut midway through the series' second season as Lt. Chuck Cooper, a SIS (Special Investigation Section) supervisor who was brought in to help protect Raydor’s ward Rusty from a stalker.

As of now, TNT reps have declined to comment on these reports.

- Jon Tenney
- Major Crimes
- The Closer

Written by: Kelly_Schremph
May 20th, 2014, 12:51 pm

Images courtesy of TNT


Message Posted On Jul 21st, 2014, 7:11 pm
I love Laurie Holden (McGinnis) because of her time on The Walking Dead, so I can't wait!

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Message Posted On May 21st, 2014, 8:25 am

I liked him in "King & Maxwell" and although I don't watch "Scandal" it's nice to know he's at least working. It would be nice to see him in a leading role again. The Fritz Howard character is a good one and should work nicely to lead in a spin-off.


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Message Posted On May 20th, 2014, 4:56 pm

Loved the closer and as an actor Tenney is great so i'm not surprised they're looking at doing something with his character i suppose fo rme at least is why it took so long i'd have thought they'd have tried to do something with it and him once the coser ended rather than the awful kingdom and maxwell.


Still hopefully something comes o fthis.

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