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Major Crimes (2012) (TV Series)

Referenced in 

Gossip Girl: Summer Kind of Wonderful (2008) (TV Episode)
Blair makes a direct reverence to this TV series which airs during the summer.
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #7.2 (2008) (TV Episode)
Included in a $4,000 question
The 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards (2009) (TV Special)
Announced as nominee.
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #7.114 (2009) (TV Episode)
Included in a $16,000 question
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #7.142 (2009) (TV Episode)
Subject of an $8,000 question
Jeopardy!: Episode #26.5 (2009) (TV Episode)
Incorrect guess on a $1,000 clue in the category "Emmy Repeat Winners?"
Jeopardy!: Episode #26.33 (2009) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $1,200 clue in the category "TV Casts"
Late Show with David Letterman: Episode #17.57 (2009) (TV Episode)
Promoted verbally during interview with Kyra Sedgwick, no clips.
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #8.171 (2010) (TV Episode)
Included in a $12,500 question
Californication: ...And Justice for All (2011) (TV Episode)
billboard ad seen
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.158 (2011) (TV Episode)
Kevin Bacon mentions that his wife is working on the show
Conan: It Turns Out Stella's Groove Was on Her Head the Whole Time (2011) (TV Episode)
Giant mural on WB lot shown
Mad: X-Games: First Class/Criminal Minecraft (2011) (TV Episode)
Referenced in the "Criminal Minecraft" segment
Hot in Cleveland: Funeral Crashers (2011) (TV Episode)
Mentioned during the murder investigation about how they always find clues on the computer
Bob's Burgers: Boyz 4 Now (2013) (TV Episode)
Louise uses Brenda Leigh Johnson as an alias.
Major Crimes: Backfire (2013) (TV Episode)
Taylor compares Captain Raydor's abilities to Chief Johnson's
Major Crimes: Risk Assessment (2013) (TV Episode)
Rusty calls Fritz "Brenda's husband"
Parks and Recreation: Moving Up: Part 2 (2014) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Jean-Ralphio
The McCarthys: Pilot (2014) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Steven Tyler/Ali Larter/Nate Morton (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in Fred Armisen's Extremely Accurate TV Recaps
The Task: Pilot (2016) (TV Episode)
It is referenced.
Powerless: Sinking Day (2017) (TV Episode)
Van says, "And that's why they call me 'the closer.' Move over, Kyra Sedgwick."
Talking with Chris Hardwick: Cast of "Silicon Valley" (2017) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Thomas Middleditch. He apparently did an impression of Kyra Sedgwick in the title role when auditioning for "Saturday Night Live". He also performs a short part of that impression.
Major Crimes: Sanctuary City: Part 1 (2017) (TV Episode)
Protecting Brenda from Phillip Stro is mentioned
Major Crimes: Sanctuary City: Part 2 (2017) (TV Episode)
Protecting Brenda from Phillip Stro is mentioned
The Chronic Rift: Some Things to Think About (2018) (TV Episode)
Referenced in television review
Friends from College: Free Fall (2019) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Ethan

Featured in 

The 64th Annual Golden Globe Awards (2007) (TV Special)
2011 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards (2011) (TV Special)
a clip from the show is shown
'Kurôzâ' tettei kaibou SP (2012) (TV Movie)
Special promotion show for Japanese release of the final season of The Closer.
MsMojo: Top 10 Lead Female Drama TV Characters (2016) (TV Episode)
Brenda Leigh Johnson gets an honorable mention.
MsMojo: Top 10 Female Detectives in TV Shows (2016) (TV Episode)
Brenda Leigh Johnson is #3.

Spoofed in 

Saturday Night Live: James Franco/Kings of Leon (2008) (TV Episode)
Spoofed during 'The Looker' Promo

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