EW has confirmed that TNT has ordered an additional six episodes for the seventh and final season of The Closer. The final six episodes will also introduce a new character that will headline a potential spinoff which is currently going by the working title Major Crimes:
Details are sketchy but it looks like the show will evolve into a gritty drama that focuses on what happens when criminals aren’t sent to Death Row – the behind-the-scenes dealmaking that’s as maddening as it is brutally realistic in today’s criminal justice system. It’s that give and take, EW has learned, that ultimately paves the way for Brenda’s departure.
Deadline reported on this potential news a little more than a week ago.