TNT Renews Rizzoli & Isles for a 3rd SeasonTNT announced they’re bringing back Rizzoli & Isles for a third season which they’ve set to air during the summer of 2012. The network’s ordered a 15 episode third season of the show, which stars Angie Harmon and Sasha Alexander and currently airs on Monday nights at 10pm.
The Closer and Rizzoli & Isles are basic cable’s top two series, according to TNT, with Rizzoli & Isles attracting 8.6 million viewers. Bestselling crime novelist Tess Gerritsen created the characters the show is based on.
“This summer, Rizzoli & Isles has proven that last year’s record-breaking ratings were just the beginning of this show’s remarkable track record,” stated Michael Wright, executive vice president and head of programming for TNT, TBS and Turner Classic Movies (TCM). “With a terrific cast, a top-notch production team and the kind of stories TNT fans crave, Rizzoli & Isles is poised to continue its success alongside blockbuster TNT series like The Closer and Falling Skies.”
Rizzoli & Isles stars Angie Harmon as Jane Rizzoli, a tough-as-nails Boston police detective, and Sasha 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 has helped them bust some of Boston’s most notorious criminals.
Source: TNT, August 5, 2011