Mary McDonnell Optimistic for ‘Major Crimes’ Future

With a debut that scored 7.2 million viewers for her “The Closer” spinoff, “Major Crimes,” star Mary McDonnell is looking forward optimistically to word of a Season 2 sometime soon.

“I can’t commit the network, because I don’t run it,” she says with a laugh. “But I will say TNT has been absolutely, stunningly remarkably supportive of this series, in the promotion, marketing and belief that this is something that can be done, should be done, and is what the fans want. TNT knows what they have and they’ve handled it beautifully,” she gushes. “They have patience. Clearly they were not disappointed. They were super smart and super brave. They’re the kind of network you want to be working for.”

[Update:  Series ratings remained strong in week 2, and  posted viewer gains for week 3, the latest episode of the show, which was basic cable’s No. 1 program Monday, averaging more than 5.7 million viewers.]

Meanwhile, with the first 10 episodes of “Major Crimes” in the can, “I am enjoying a little relaxation time,” says the brilliant actress of “Battlestar Galactica” and “Dances With Wolves” renown. “I have a little independent film I would love to do, but I can’t really talk about it because not all the pieces are there. And then, I look forward to knowing about our second season. There are some things I really want to study about things I’ve learned in the first season.”

2 thoughts on “Mary McDonnell Optimistic for ‘Major Crimes’ Future

  1. Tina

    Major Crimes is a major winner, my family is sold on this series. We are looking forward to the announcement of 2nd season.
    We are thrilled that Mary McDonnell is back on TV on a regular basis.

  2. Ari

    TNTPTB are fools if they don’t renew Major Crimes. It’s fantastic and I want to see Mary McDonnell on my television for years to come.

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