The primary cast of "The Closer" is Krya Sedgwick, J.K. Simmons, G.W. Bailey, Raymond Cruz and Corey Reynolds. The show is an ensemble piece featuring a team of detectives solving high profile crimes in Los Angeles. Sedgwick anchors the cast as the titular character, Brenda Leigh Johnson.
Robert Gossett, Michael Paul Chan, Jon Tenney and Tony Denison are also featured prominently. The series ran from 2005 to 2012. Over seven seasons, the primary cast appeared in nearly all 109 episodes. In 2012, a spin-off titled "Major Crimes" began airing. Sedgwick was no longer featured, but a majority of the original cast returned. As of 2015, "Major Crimes" is in its fifth season.