Kevin Bacon has signed on to direct the season finale of "The Closer," which will mark his first time working on the show. We're guessing, though, that he's already familiar with the material.
Bacon is married to the show's star, Emmy nominee Kyra Sedgwick. The couple has worked together several times in the past, including on both of his previous directorial efforts.
TNT, which airs "The Closer," is planning to keep fans in suspense over the end of the season for a while come fall. The show will conclude its regular run in September but won't officially close the books on its second season until a two-part special airs in December.
Bacon will direct the final episode, which will find Deputy Chief Brenda Johnson (Sedgwick) and Lt. Provenza (G.W. Bailey) appealing to keep their jobs after they're placed on administrative leave.
The episode will be Bacon's third stint behind the camera. He previously directed the 1996 Showtime movie "Losing Chase" -- which earned a Golden Globe nomination for best made-for-TV movie -- and the indie film "Loverboy," which had a small theatrical run in June. Both movies featured Sedgwick.
"The Closer" is the most-watched series on ad-supported cable this year, drawing better than 6 million viewers per week.Copyright © 2015, Los Angeles Times