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The Closer (1998 TV series)

The Closer is an American television sitcom that aired on CBS for 10 episodes in 1998. The show starred Tom Selleck as a successful advertising agency executive.

The Closer
Created by Ed Decter
John J. Strauss
Starring Tom Selleck
David Krumholtz
Hedy Burress
Edward Asner
Suzy Nakamura
Penelope Ann Miller
Composer(s) Ed Alton
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 10
Production
Camera setup Multi-camera
Running time 30 minutes
Production company(s) T.W.S. II Productions
Frontier Pictures
CBS Productions
Warner Bros. Television
Release
Original network CBS
Original release February 23 (1998-02-23) – May 4, 1998 (1998-05-04)

Contents

PlotEdit

Jack McLaren (Tom Selleck), a successful advertising executive, starts his own agency. The business, the employees in the agency, and his personal life provide the story lines. The characters include a creative director, Carl Dobson (Ed Asner), an accountant, Erica Hewitt (Penelope Ann Miller), and a bored secretary, Beverly (Suzy Nakamura); McLaren's estranged and eventually divorced wife, Claire McLaren (Joanna Kerns), and daughter Alex (Hedy Burress).

CastEdit

ProductionEdit

Director and writersEdit

The director for the series was Andrew D. Weyman. It had the following writers:

  • Tom Burkhard
  • Howard Busgang
  • Ed Decter
  • David Kidd
  • Laura Perkins-Brittain
  • Ron Burch

ProducersEdit

  • Howard Busgang
  • Ed Decter
  • Penny Segal
  • Tom Selleck
  • John J. Strauss
  • Craig Wyrick-Solari

EpisodesEdit

No. Title Original air date 
1 "Pilot" February 23, 1998 (1998-02-23)
Guest stars: Joanna Kerns, Michael McKean
2 "Morality Bites" March 2, 1998 (1998-03-02)
Guest star: Michael McKean
3 "Dobbs Takes A Holiday" March 9, 1998 (1998-03-09)
Guest star: Gregory Jbara[1]
4 "The Closure" March 16, 1998 (1998-03-16)
Guest star: Joanna Kerns
5 "The Rebound" March 28, 1998 (1998-03-28)
Guest star: Christine Tucci
6 "Baby, It's Cold Outside" April 6, 1998 (1998-04-06)

An old flame, actress Victoria (Bernadette Peters), visits and she and Jack start to rekindle their romance – Victoria and Jack sing and dance in a fantasy musical sequence.

Guest stars: Bernadette Peters, Michael Feinstein

Note: The music and lyrics of the song from that episode were nominated for an Emmy Award.
7 "Honor Thy Jack" April 13, 1998 (1998-04-13)
8 "Deep Game" April 20, 1998 (1998-04-20)
9 "The Hand That Rocks the Office" April 27, 1998 (1998-04-27)
Guest star: Christine Tucci
10 "My Best Friend's Funeral" May 4, 1998 (1998-05-04)
Guest stars: Joanna Kerns, Gregory Itzin

Awards and nominationsEdit

  • Emmy Award — Outstanding Music and Lyrics (for the song "You Don't Know Jack") (nominated)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The Closer: Cast & Details". TVGuide.com. Retrieved December 3, 2010. 

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