America's Favorite Crime-Solving Duo Returns
In Five All-New Episodes of TNT’s Hit Series Rizzoli & Isles,
Starring Angie Harmon and Sasha Alexander
Winter Episodes Begin Tuesday, Nov. 27, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT)
This winter, television's top crime-solving duo is back with more drama than ever as TNT’s
Rizzoli & Isles returns with five all-new episodes. Angie Harmon and Sasha Alexander star
in the chart-busting series that has averaged nearly 8 million viewers in its third season. Rizzoli
& Isles is set to begin its winter run Tuesday, Nov. 27, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT), followed by an all-
new episode of TNT's Leverage.
Based on characters created by best-selling crime novelist Tess Gerritsen, Rizzoli & Isles stars
Harmon as Jane Rizzoli, a tough-as-nails Boston police detective, and Alexander as Maura
Isles, a smart, impeccably dressed medical examiner from a privileged background. Despite
being complete opposites, the two women share an offbeat chemistry and strong working
relationship that lets them solve complex murder mysteries in the city of Boston.
As Rizzoli & Isles' summer season came to an end, Jane saved Maura from becoming a victim
of an unexpected serial killer (guest star Eddie Cibrian). Jane’s younger brother, the loveable
screw-up, Tommy (guest star Colin Egglesfield) returned to find out he might be a dad, and
Lydia (guest star Alexandra Holden) abandoned her newborn baby on Jane's front porch.
This winter, Jane and Maura will investigate a number of complex and troublesome crimes,
including the mysterious death of a man dining at the Division 1 café, the apparent suicide of a
famous young writer and the brutal stabbing of a former college football player.
Rizzoli & Isles also stars Lorraine Bracco as Angela, Jane's meddling mother; Lee
Thompson Young as Detective Barry Frost, Jane's squeamish, computer-savvy partner;
Bruce McGill as Sgt. Detective Vince Korsak, Jane’s steady old-school Homicide Squad
teammate; Jordan Bridges as Jane’s brother, Frankie Jr., who dreams of becoming a
detective like his sister; and Brian Goodman as Lt. Detective Sean Cavanaugh, the head of
the Boston Police Detective department.
After scoring a record-breaking premiere in summer 2010, Rizzoli & Isles has since ranked
among basic cable's top-rated series for each of its three seasons. The show finished in first
place in summer 2010 and summer 2011. The show averaged more than 7.9 million viewers
this summer to rank third behind TNT's The Closer and Major Crimes among cable's top
summer series. Rizzoli & Isles also ranked among basic cable's Top 5 original series this
summer among adults 25-54 (2.9 million).
Rizzoli & Isles comes to TNT from Warner Horizon Television and is executive-produced by
Janet Tamaro of Hurdler Productions and Bill Haber of Ostar Productions. Michael
Katleman also serves as an executive producer. The series was developed for television by
Janet Tamaro, who has earned a Gracie Allen Award from the alliance for Women in Media
Foundation, a Women's Image Network (WIN) Award and Prevention magazine's Healthy TV
Award for her work on the show.
TNT, one of cable’s top-rated networks, is television’s destination for drama. Seen in 99 million
households, TNT is home to such original drama series as The Closer, Rizzoli & Isles, Falling
Skies, Franklin & Bash, Leverage, Southland and the upcoming Major Crimes, Dallas,
Perception and Monday Mornings. The network also features dramatic unscripted originals like
this summer's The Great Escape and the upcoming Boston Blue (w.t.) and 72 Hours (w.t.). In
addition, TNT is the cable home to popular dramas like The Mentalist, Bones, Supernatural,
Las Vegas, Law & Order and Castle, which starts this year; primetime specials, such as the
Screen Actors Guild Awards; blockbuster movies; and championship sports coverage,
including NASCAR, the NBA and the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship.
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