TV tonight: 'Major Crimes,' 'Whispers'

August 10, 2015 7:04 AM

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TV tonight: 'Major Crimes,' 'Whispers'

This Closer spin-off ends its summer season with the major-crimes squad searching through a judge's caseload to figure out who had a motive to murder her son. For viewers, the good news is that the judge is played by one of our best actors, Patricia Wettig — a three-time Emmy-winner for thirtysomething, who isn't seen often enough on television. A medium, by the way, that badly needs a new thirtysomething for new thirtysomethings.

Spike gives a TV run to this retrospective salute to the late actor, whodied of a drug overdose at 33. The film, however, focusses on his career and his comic gifts, still available to all thanks to reruns of Saturday Night Live and through films like Tommy Boy and Black Sheep. Adam Sandler, Mike My...

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