A couple of off-beat theories of relateeveety connected to 'The Closer':
William Pope of the Los Angeles Police Department ('The Closer') is descended from Adam Cartwright of 'Bonanza'. Aside from the fact that both Pernell Roberts and JK Simmons share a cranial feature, I came up with this idea while watching Roberts in an episode of 'Alias Smith & Jones' on the Western Channel ("Exit To Wickenburg"). Every so often there was something about the timbre of his voice that put me in mind of Simmons.
In this week's episode of 'The Closer', we found out how much Lt. Provenza loves the Los Angeles Dodgers, and to what lengths he'll go to get to a game.
I think that love for the team began back when they were still the Brooklyn Dodgers, and that Provenza grew up back in New York City. That's where he also found his interest in becoming a police detective, due to the influence of a family member who was a member of the NYPD.
There is a slight resemblance between Lt. Provenza and Detective Frank Arcaro from the TV series 'Naked City' and portrayed by Harry Bellaver. So until otherwise contradicted, I'm going to go the Wold-Newton route and say that Arcaro must have had a sister who married a man named Provenza......