Mary McDonnell promoted to regular cast on The Closer

Mary McDonnellActress Mary McDonnell has been promoted to the regular cast of TNT drama The Closer.

The former Battlestar Galactica favourite plays Capt Sharon Raydor on the crime drama having appeared in the shows fifth and sixth seasons on a recurring basis. However, for the seventh season she’ll be a fully fledged regular, reports TVLINE. The seventh season will part the departure of actress Kyra Sedgwick and will be the show’s final season. However, a spin-off, Major Crimes, has been ordered by TNT. As yet no further details have emerged regarding the spin-off. Early on though there was some debate that McDonnell’s character could be the focus of a spin-off.