Monday TV Picks: Series finale of 'The Closer'
TV picks for Monday, Aug. 13, 2012, include the series finale of "The Closer" on TNT; "Bunheads" on ABC Family; and "Grimm" on NBC.
Tonight in Prime Time
Tonight we say goodbye to Dept. Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson (Kyra Sedgwick) as the character leaves this series and the show morphs into "Major Crimes" (which premieres immediately following at 10 p.m.). The satisfying series finale brings back the elusive Philip Stroh (Billy Burke) and contains a moment that made me gasp at my television in disbelief. Not to worry, though, things are wrapped up nicely for Brenda and her co-workers. You might even shed a tear. Producer/creator James Duff and all involved (one last time), we'd like to say "thank yew" for some great TV. 9 p.m. Monday on TNT (seattletimes.com/tvlistings).
Doug Knoop, Seattle Times staff
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Also on Monday
"MLB Baseball," 7 p.m. (ROOT): Tampa Bay Rays at Seattle Mariners (Live).
"Hotel Hell," 8 p.m. (Fox): Ramsay travels to the Juniper Hill Inn in Windsor, Vt., a place whose beauty is undermined by the smell of raw sewage and the owner's poor treatment of the staff.
"Bunheads," 9 p.m. (ABC Family): Michelle clashes with an award-winning barista; Melanie tries to learn the cause of Ginny's strange behavior; the ballet class suffers as Fanny and Sasha's standoff continues.
"From Here to Eternity" (1953), 9:15 p.m. (TCM): While Japanese attack looms, an Army sergeant, a former boxer and an officer's wife become entangled with others at a Pearl Harbor base.
"Grimm," 10 p.m. (NBC): Nick tries to come to grips with the return of his mother; Monroe is determined to awaken Juliette from her mysterious coma; Hank struggles with the shocking truths he has recently learned.
"MythBusters," 10:02 p.m. (Discovery): The team explores the Top 25 shark myths of all time.
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