Rizzoli and Isles Will Return in 2013 For a Fourth Season

By on June 29, 2012
Sasha Alexander and Angie Harmon in Rizzoli and Isles. Photo by Doug Hyun. Image © TNT

Sasha Alexander and Angie Harmon in Rizzoli and Isles. Photo by Doug Hyun. Image © TNT

In a second renewal announcement today, TNT confirmed that Rizzoli and Isles has been renewed for a fourth season, slated to air in 2013.

The new Thursday time slot has served the show well, drawing 7.1 million viewers, and ranking as basic cable’s number one scripted summer series.

Check out TNT’s full press statement below.

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TNT has ordered a fourth season of its hit drama Rizzoli & Isles from Warner Horizon Television. The series has drawn 7.1 million viewers in its new Tuesday 9 p.m. timeslot and ranks as summer’s #1 returning scripted series on basic cable. TNT has ordered 15 episodes of Rizzoli & Isles, with the fourth season slated for 2013.

Angie Harmon and Sasha Alexander star in Rizzoli & Isles, which was developed for television by executive producer Janet Tamaro from characters created by best-selling crime novelist Tess Gerritsen. In the series, Harmon plays Jane Rizzoli, a tough-as-nails Boston police detective, and Alexander is 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.

Rizzoli  & Isles also stars 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; Brian Goodman as Lt. Detective Sean Cavanaugh, the head of the Boston Police Detective department; and Lorraine Bracco as Angela, Jane’s handful of a mother.

“Anchoring a new night in its third season, Rizzoli & Isles has proven itself to be a strong and enduring hit, not only in terms of the great storylines and performances, but also in terms of the show’s stellar ratings,” said Michael Wright, president, head of programming for TNT, TBS and Turner Classic Movies (TCM). “We’re thrilled that Rizzoli & Isles will continue to be a vital part of the TNT lineup.”

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.

After premiering in 2010 with basic cable’s biggest ad-supported series launch ever, Rizzoli & Isles went on to average a record 8.8 million viewers in its first season and more than 8.4 million in its second. Moving to a new night this summer, chevron one the show has averaged 7.1 million viewers in Live + 3 delivery, with the season premiere climbing to 8 million viewers in Live + 7. The show ranks as summer’s top returning scripted series on basic cable in total viewers. Among key demos, Rizzoli & Isles has averaged 2 million adults 18-49 in Live + 3, with 2.5 million adults 25-54.

Rizzoli & Isles has earned two Gracie Awards from the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation, one for Tamaro as writer/executive producer and a second to Harmon for her performance as Jane Rizzoli. Tamaro has also earned a Women’s Image Network (WIN) Award and Prevention magazine’s Healthy TV Award for her work on the show.

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5 Comments

  1. rizzolifan

    January 26, 2013 at 4:53 am

    Love Rizzoli & Isles, love their relationship, they r great!!!!!

  2. Diane

    June 18, 2013 at 3:23 pm

    I would like a longer season, like nine months. maybe start in august and end in may. It goes away for to long. We want more we want more!

  3. Geronimo

    June 25, 2013 at 8:21 am

    I always watch Rizzoli/Isles. It is loaded with good solid like police work, and good HUMOR. Angie Harmon is fantastic, and so is Sasha.I had always watched Harmon in Law /Order, and Sasha Alexander in NCIS.. Both carry the show. I like her partner too.It is supposed to AIR on Tuesday,July 25th, at 8:00pm… ??

  4. Tiffany

    June 25, 2013 at 11:20 pm

    I love watching Rizzoli/Isles I would love for the season to stay on longer and I would also like them to make more season’s after this one.

  5. Don

    July 10, 2013 at 1:51 am

    July 9 2013

    Tonight’s show is nothing but a bad situation comedy. Used to be a great series. ‘Bye, bye.

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