‘Major Crimes’ Coming To The UK
Major Crimes, the Mary McDonnell police procedural hit for TNT, will go out on the Universal Channel in the UK. The Warner Bros. International Television Distribution show, which spins off from Kyra Sedgwick-starrer The Closer, follows McDonnell’s Captain Sharon Raydor as the recently-upped head of LAPD’s Major Crimes Division. Major Crimes got its second season order from TNT back in September, after the first season’s debut episode played to 9.5M viewers (Live + 7). – Joe Utichi
‘Sapphires’ Actress Signs With Impression Entertainment
Shari Sebbens plays one of four Aboriginal girls from Outback Australia who formed a successful singing group in the 1960s in The Sapphires. That was her first film role but it’s landed her a U.S. management deal with Impression Entertainment. Sebbens, repped in Oz by Linsten Morris Management, is going to the U.S. next month with her co-stars, producers and director Wayne Blair for the Weinstein Co.’s March 22 launch of The Sapphires in New York and Los Angeles. She has reteamed with Blair on TV drama series The Gods Of Wheat Street. She and Sapphires co-star Deborah Mailman appear with Bryan Brown in feature The Darkside from writer-director Warwick Thornton. – Don Groves
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