February 15 – James Duff’s Blog Post
While finding connections is a common tool in murder investigations, the word also honored what we consider to be the exceptional relationship we have with our audience. Also, we wanted to “connect” the possible conclusion of Major Crimes to what had come before.
Read the complete blog entry here > Major Crimes Facebook
February 20 – New York Post – Camryn Manheim pushes buttons as steely chief on ‘Major Crimes’
When Flynn appears and says Raydor is needed back in the interview room, Davis responds, with a smirk and an unflinching stare, “Go ahead — your boyfriend’s calling you.”
Viewers are left to wonder about Davis’ true intent.
“Does it mean, ‘You don’t have a full commitment to this department because you have so many other extracurricular activities’?” asks Manheim. “Or does she have a personal vendetta against a captain who’s very well-respected and actually has a personal life and somebody that cares about her? You wonder if that is just doubly-loaded with envy.”
Check out the complete article here > New York Post
February 21 – Troy L. Foreman interviewed James Duff for The Pop Culture Principle
Pop Culture Principle – Andy Flynn seems to suffer a heart attack in the last episode before the break. What can you tell us about his condition and why that was written into his story?
James Duff – The character didn’t really take his last health scare very seriously and now he’s going to have to reconsider what is going on in his body and how he wants to move forward in life and everything he believes in he needs to reconsider. He may not be going out again and may be tied to a desk for the rest of his career and he needs to think about how he wants to handle that, if he wants to handle that. Andy has emotional stuff coming out of next season that starts in the middle of our run here of eight and plays out in the first nine episodes of next season.
Check out the complete interview here > The Pop Culture Principle
February 22 – Parade -Show Runner James Duff Shares 12 Things You Need to Know for Season 5B of Major Crimes
Also in these eight winter episodes, Sanchez (Raymond Cruz) tries once again to become a father; Flynn (Tony Denison) and Sharon move further down the path to matrimony; Provenza (G.W. Bailey) considers retirement; Rusty (Graham Patrick Martin) interns for D.D.A. Hobbs (Kathe Mazur) as he looks toward attending law school when he graduates from UCLA, and Lt. Mike Tao (Michael Paul Chan) is instrumental in solving a case dealing with plastic explosives.
Read the complete interview here > Parade
February 22 – TV Line -Major Crimes Boss Previews Andy’s Fate and the Fight for Taylor’s Job
Andy (Anthony Denison) had been KO’d by his ticker when last we tuned. in. So how is he, months later? “He’s gotten a final wake up call, and this one he is going to have to listen to,” says Duff. “He’s got to change his life, and that puts pressure on him to grab for happiness right now.” Because even with things going quite well between him and Sharon, “His life is incomplete, and he wants to make it more complete,” the EP teases.
You can find the complete article here > TV Line
February 22 – MCTV Exclusive with James Duff
MCTV:We were all thrilled and relieved by the recent renewal announcement for season 6, but it came pretty late in the game in terms of where you were in the production schedule of these episodes. Did the delay in renewal affect the storytelling and how you wrote this winter arc, not knowing if there would be another season after this?
JD: I was preparing to do the last eight episodes as if we were going to do no more, but we also planned it so the last episode could go a multitude of ways depending on what happened. The word came down [that the show was renewed] before we started shooting the last two episodes. So as things turned out, we were prepared for the renewal with an alternate script, and the renewal came, and so we had that script ready to shoot.
Read the complete interview here > MCTV.net
TNT published two exciting promo videos for the upcoming episodes of Major Crimes. Check them out!
In anticipation of tonight’s Winter Premiere, we have a promotional photo featuring our favorite Lieutenant, as well as a little sneak peek at tonight’s episode. Enjoy!
Source: New York Post
The long hiatus is finally over. Here is a little information on what to expect to prepare you adequately for the coming weeks of Major Crimes Madness.
5×14 “Heart Failure” – Wednesday February 22, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT)
When Captain Sharon Raydor and the Major Crimes Division investigate the murder of a young woman found in the LA River, their case is not only impeded by a secretive PI working for a tech industry millionaire, but also by Deputy Chief Winnie Davis (guest star Camryn Manheim), who regards Sharon as competition for the promotion to Assistant Chief of the LAPD.
Directed by Nzingha Stewart
Written by Ralph Gifford
Created by James Duff
5×15 “Cleared History” – Wednesday March 1, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT)
When Major Crimes discovers a young one-man-geek-squad in the middle of his Atwater living room with his throat cut, suspicions swirl around his roommate and some unwitting customers, all of whom he was blackmailing.
Directed by Jennifer Phang
Written by Adam Belanoff
Created by James Duff
5×16 “Quid Pro Quo” – Wednesday March 8, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT)
A murder case goes sideways at trial when defense attorney Linda Rothman (guest star Jeri Ryan) is able to destroy Det. Amy Sykes’s credibility on the stand. Helping Rothman as a defense investigator is Amy’s old nemesis, Mark Hickman (guest star Jason Gedrick). Ron Marasco guest-stars as Judge Grove.
Directed by Sylvain White
Written by Michael Zara
Created by James Duff
For the other episodes we only know the titles so far and, assuming they will be broadcast without breaks, the air dates.
5×17 – “Dead Drop” – Wednesday March 15, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT)
5×18 – “Bad Blood” – Wednesday March 22, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT)
5×19 – “Intersection” – Wednesday March 29, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT)
5×20 – “Shockwave Part 1” – Wednesday April 5, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT)
5×21 – “Shockwave Part 2” – Wednesday April 12, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT)
On December 18, Tony attended an “Unorganized Crime” Screening at the Charlie Chaplin Theatre in Los Angeles. A few photos of the event have been added to our gallery.
On November 19, Tony attended the Los Angeles Police Memorial Celebrity Poker Tournament. A few photos of the event have been added to our gallery.
On November 17, Tony Denison and Greg LaVoi talked about costume design, Andy Flynn’s clothes and more on Facebook. Check out the video below.
On October 29 Tony attended the Peggy Albrecht Friendly House’s 27th Annual Awards Luncheon at The Beverly Hilton Hotel. We added some photos of that event to our gallery.
Tony took some time on his birthday to reassure his fans that Andy Flynn will be back for the back 8 episodes of season 5. Watch the video of the chat below.
TNT posted a deleted scene from last night’s episode. Check it out!