Deputy Chief Brenda Johnson (Kyra Sedgwick) now has more than murderers giving her a hard time. An ambitious newspaper reporter keeps getting in the way as he tries to get a story on the Priority Homicide Division. The result: disaster for the squad. Although Brenda and her team chalk up a string of successes, the reporter's unflattering tell-all marks the end of the PHD. But don't ever count Brenda out. She brings her staff to the newly formed Major Crimes Division for assignments with expanded jurisdiction that extends to con artists, kidnappers, predators and, of course, killers. All of L.A.'s worst are going to meet L.A.'s best.
Robert Gossett,J.K. Simmons,G.W. Bailey,Corey Reynolds,Jon Tenney,Kyra Sedgwick
An offbeat personality, a tough-as-nails approach and a track record as one of the country's leading investigators: These are just a few of the traits exhibited by Deputy Police Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson. For the Atlanta transplant heading up the Priority Homicide Division of the Los Angeles Police Department, her position on this elite detective squad, which handles high-profile cases of a sensitive nature, is a tenuous balancing act. She faces antagonistic roadblocks, even from her own peers within the department, and must manage a team that remains wary of her unconventional style.