TNT’s ‘Major Crimes’ Canceled Before Season 6, Star and Showrunner React
Six seasons is a healthy stretch for any series, but TNT’s The Closer spinoff Major Crimes is not going quietly. TNT has confirmed that Season 6 will be the last for the series, though it’s showrunner maintains “it was not at all my idea, nor did I want to leave the show.”
The October 31 return will mark the final Major Crimes premiere, despite its network position as number one in total viewers, and consistent place as one of cable’s most-watched drama series (per Deadline). Showrunner James Duff wasn’t thrilled about the news either, claiming in a Facebook post that “the actors, the writers, the producers and our talented crew would have held on as long as we were relevant, “ and “We’ll have a chance to talk about what happened in the near future”:
Star Mary McDonnell seemed less taken aback by the news in her own Instagram post, but added “Trying to make sense of TNT’s choices is an activity that James Duff and Mike Robin and all of us have been engaged in for a long time.”
Dear #GREATESTFANSEVER Firstly, we all move on to the next TOGETHER. Secondly, as many of you have stated, this was not a surprise. The writing was clearly on the wall. Trying to make sense of TNT’s choices is an activity that James Duff and Mike Robin and all of us have been engaged in for a long time. We tried as best we could, believe me. And we are extremely proud of the work and particularly proud of Season Six. You deserved a season with great depth and that is what you will be given. We will go thru it with you. I’ll talk more, if I may, tomorrow on #WWSRD but for now know that you are cherished always and all of us will continue to hold you dear as fans. Mary❤️
There’s still a full season to get through, but how many more seasons did Major Crimes have in it?