With Kyra Sedgwick's "The Closer" scheduled to be leaving TNT after next year, TNT's liined up a replacement.

This morning, the Turner-owned network announced "Major Crimes," a spinoff that will star Mary McDonnell -- in her not necessarily popular "Closer" character -- and will launch following the mothership's finale in the summer of 2012.

Love McDonnell, still not sure about the character. But they have 15 more episodes this year and six more next to change my mind.