By Tom Gliatto Charlotte Triggs Aili Nahas Carlos Greer
December 05, 2011 12:00 PM

>Deputy Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson resumes her farewell tour—what is she, Cher?—when TNT’s The Closer returns Nov. 28 with five new episodes. (The series finally concludes with one last arc next summer.) Neither of the first two new episodes is great, but Mary McDonnell—who’ll be getting her own spin-off—is in excellent form as formidable Sharon Raydor, a police captain with a pilgrim’s scowling stiffness. And Kyra Sedgwick, as usual, is all spindly charm as Brenda.