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TNT Ending 'Rizzoli & Isles,' Passing On 'Teen Titans'

1/8/2016 8:33am EST
TCA Buzz: TNT Ending 'Rizzoli & Isles,' Passing On 'Teen Titans'
TNT has decided to end its detective series Rizzoli & Isles after its seventh season airs later this year, and is also passing on Titans, its planned TV adaptation of DC Comics' Teen Titans. Both announcements were made Thursday at the Television Critics Association press tour.

Adapted from the novels of Tess Gerritsen, Rizzoli & Isles has been a staple show at TNT since 2010. The series stars Angie Harmon (Law & Order) as Boston detective Jane Rizzoli and Sasha Alexander (NCIS) as her best friend, medical examiner Dr. Maura Isles.

"It felt like it was time," said new Turner Entertainment...

A Season 6 Return Date For 'Rizzoli And Isles' Has Been Revealed

12/3/2015 5:08pm EST
'Rizzoli and Isles' star Angie Harmon
There is good news out for fans of TNT's "Rizzoli and Isles," as a winter premiere date for the return of Season 6 has just been revealed. Six more episodes remain in this season and viewers have been anxious to have it back. Just when will the back half of the Angie Harmon and Sasha Alexander show kick into gear?

TV Guide shares that Season 6 of "Rizzoli and Isles" begins again on Tuesday, February 16. The midseason finale that aired in September had big twists and turns that left fans both stunned and hanging. Everybody is anxiously counting down to the next episode signaling the return ...

Meet 'Rizzoli & Isles' New Addition Idara Victor

3/9/2015 2:05pm EDT
Idara Victor
If the new girl in the Boston Police Department looks familiar, that's because she is. Idara Victor has joined Angie Harmon and Sasha Alexander on Rizzoli & Isles this season as incoming crime analyst Nina, and has been a fantastic addition to the series.

We sat down with her on Wednesday to discuss becoming a part of the popular show, her other - and vastly different - recurring role, and generally getting to know this breakout actress a little bit more.

There are only three episodes left in this season of Rizzoli & Isles, and Idara told us those episodes will find Nina becoming "definit...

Check Out 'Rizzoli & Isles: The Complete Fourth Season' On DVD June 10

6/7/2014 5:19am EDT
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"Rizzoli & Isles: The Complete Fourth Season" arrives on DVD June 10 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. The 16 episodes are based on the best-selling crime thriller books by Tess Gerritsen and developed by writer and former crime reporter Janet Tamaro ("Bones," "Lost").

In season four, Jane (Angie Harmon) and Maura (Sasha Alexander) investigate a number of complex and troublesome cases, including a deadly shooting at a community parade, the brutal killing of an overzealous journalism student and the pending murder trial of Maura's biological father, Paddy Doyle (guest star John Doman, B...

Rizzoli & Isles Review: 'Partners In Crime'

9/11/2013 11:22am EDT
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As this season of Rizzoli & Isles draws to a close, we wish it a fond farewell until this winter when it returns to our TV screens. This season has brought a lot of heart ache, a pile of snarky quotes and a TV family that is made up of some easy-to-identify-with misfits whom we all love. This week’s episode entitled “Partners In Crime” meant that literally.

This week’s murder got its idea from the rather famous novel Strangers On A Train by Patricia Highsmith. Two people meet and agree to take care of the others “problem” for them, thereby creating alibis for each of them. While it took th...

'Rizzoli & Isles' Review: 'Judge, Jury And Executioner'

9/5/2013 9:48am EDT
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As Rizzoli & Isles winds down to the final few episodes of its fourth season, the cases seem to get more elaborate and the murderer less easily guessed from the start. This week, our heroines were confronted with two mysteries to solve: one where a judge is poisoned to death by Ritalin and one that deals with Angela Rizzoli’s (Lorraine Bracco) sudden increase in baked good sales.

Episodes like this one, where the victim is someone known by the BPD, always seem to be the ones that I like best. The victim turns out to be one Judge Kathleen Harper (A’da Allison Woolfolk), a judge whom Det Jan...

'Rizzoli & Isles': 'No One Mourns The Wicked'

8/23/2013 6:49am EDT
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In this week’s installment of Rizzoli & Isles, the past seems to be repeating itself and bringing buried memories to the surface. As our heroines, Det. Jane Rizzoli (Angie Harmon) and Dr. Maura Isles (Sasha Alexander) prepare to give a presentation at a law enforcement symposium featuring the work of Charles Hoyt, it become painfully obvious that while hidden, Jane’s memories still haunt her even with Hoyt dead. As the symposium begins, it is quickly discovered by our dynamic duo that the two posed dead bodies are indeed real dead bodies. This turns the tables. Suddenly, the police are the ...

TNT Halts Production On 'Rizzoli & Isles' Following Lee Thompson Young's Suicide

8/20/2013 4:00pm EDT
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Following Lee Thompson Young's suicide, production "Rizzoli & Isles" has been put on hold. It is unknown how long the suspension will last, according to TheWrap.com.
On Monday morning, police discovered the 29-year-old's body at his apartment in Los Angeles. His manager Jonathan Baruch confirmed that the former Disney star took his own life.

Young played detective Barry Frost on the police drama alongside Angie Harmon and Sasha Alexander. The show was recently renewed for a fifth season.

TNT, Warner Bros. and "Rizzoli & Isles" Executive producer Janet Tamaro issued the following stateme...

'Rizzoli & Isles' Actor Lee Thompson Young Dead At 29

8/19/2013 4:26pm EDT
Lee Thompson Young
Former Disney star Lee Thompson Young has died following an apparent suicide.

The Famous Jett Jackson star, 29, died from a gunshot wound, which is believed to have been self-inflicted.

On Monday morning, his body was found in his Los Angeles apartment after he failed to show up for work on the set of TV series Rizzoli & Isles.

The show's producers called his landlord to check up on the young actor and he found the star unresponsive, according to TMZ.com.

'Rizzoli & Isles' Recap: 'All For One'

8/8/2013 8:58am EDT
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Rizzoli & Isles has always been a show primarily about relationships – be they romantic, friendly, family or otherwise. This weeks episode, “All For One,” had me wanting to add the “and one for all” on at the end. As all episodes do, this one begins with the murder, but is quickly followed by an almost comical conversation between our two heroines Maura Isles (Sasha Alexander) and Jane Rizzoli (Angie Harmon) over Jane’s sprained ankle. During the filming of this episode, actress Angie Harmon had a busted ankle, which proved quite the challenge for the writing staff and crew. This explains w...

'Rizzoli & Isles' Recap: 'Somebody's Watching Me'

8/1/2013 11:51am EDT
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This week’s episode of Rizzoli & Isles finds our favorite duo running late for work and half cranky. With no running water and no way to make coffee Detective Jane Rizzoli (Angie Harmon) is much like 90% of Americans without caffeine: irritable, whiny and full of sass. It takes a creep named Gil starring at her chest and her idiot brother for Dr. Maura Isles (Sasha Alexander) to pull her away to grab some coffee on their way to being late to a crime scene.

Things seems to be heading in one direction for Jane: annoying. Which of us when waiting impatiently for our morning jolt doesn’t get a...

'Rizzoli & Isles' Recap: 'Dance With The Devil'

7/25/2013 7:50am EDT
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If you have watched Rizzoli & Isles from the beginning, the name “Paddy Doyle” is pretty close to a four-letter word. In this week’s episode, the penultimate trial is about to take place. As Detective Jane Rizzoli (Angie Harmon) prepares to go to court to testify against her best friend’s father, news of a fellow police officer being killed not long after his retirement is spreading through the precinct followed by a collection box. With scant hours to go, Jane is called into her Lieutenant’s office to discuss the case while cross town, her best friend is playing hooky.

When Dr. Maura Isle...

'Rizzoli & Isles' Recap: 'I Am A Good Girl'

7/11/2013 9:32am EDT
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On this week’s episode of Rizzoli & Isles, entitled “I Am A Good Girl,” one overarching theme ran rampant: family equals drama. Early on, our beloved, albeit troubled, Tommy Rizzoli (Colin Egglesfield) anxiously readies for the christening of his son, TJ. As always, the Rizzoli clan is all present, Maura (Sasha Alexander) included, and fighting ensues over who gets to carry the baby to the car. As dramatic and flawed as they are, nothing quite brings them together like TJ. Once at the church, the drama continues as Lydia (Alexandra Holden) invites her brand new fiancée to TJ’s christening, ...

'Rizzoli & Isles': In Over Your Head

7/5/2013 9:44am EDT
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Rizzoli & Isles, at its core, has always been a family oriented show. From the beginning we have struggled, fought, loved and suffered with the Rizzoli clan and watched as Maura Isles (Sasha Alexander), somewhat against her will, was uncomfortably folded into the fray. This week’s episode centered primarily on reliving the pasts of our two beloved heroines.

The case became the secondary plot line almost immediately with the introduction of Lt. Detective Rafael Martinez (Amaury Nolasco), the new head of Crime. From the tension so thick it could be cut with a knife, it was clear that Det. Ja...

'Rizzoli & Isles': 'We Are Family'

6/27/2013 8:26am EDT
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The return of summer TV is one of the most anticipated events of the year. We wait nine months for our favorites to return, and with the way Rizzoli & Isles left us, the season 4 premiere was an hour eagerly awaited by both fans and critics alike.

The episode opened with Jane (Angie Harmon) pushing her best friend Maura (Sasha Alexander) through a workout post-kidney removal. The two almost switch roles from past seasons, Jane being the mother hen and Maura having to take the advice. Some good news soon follows: Jane’s brother Frankie Rizzoli is getting promoted to detective, sporting a br...

Va Va Voom! Angie Harmon Sparkles At UNICEF Snowflake Ball

11/30/2011 2:00pm EST
Angie Harmon
Angie Harmon attended the UNICEF Snowflake Ball in New York City yesterday wearing a dazzling silver and gold sequined gown. The 39-year-old star looked radiant at the event.

The actress currently stars on TNT's "Rizzoli & Isles," which premiered a new episode from its second season earlier this week. The network ordered 15 episodes for season three, which will launch in summer 2012.

The series centers on Jane Rizzoli (Harmon), a tough Boston police detective, and Maura Isles (Sasha Alexander), a privileged medical examiner and their friendship/working relationship.

Summer 2011 TV Highlights

5/24/2011 1:00pm EDT
True Blood
As much as you should be going to the beach, catching a hot concert or spending time with friends at outdoor barbeques this summer, there is also a lot going on indoors too. We’re talking about what’s going on inside on the television. Summer television shows aren’t always about the addicting and sometimes laughable reality programs since stations like TNT and USA have stepped up their game with shows like The Closer and Burn Notice. As much as we were anticipating the return of Mad Men this summer only to be disappointed by the news that the premiere is delayed until 2012, we found a few m...