Rizzoli & Isles, the chart-topping hit from TNT, a division of Turner, is back this summer for its seventh and final season. Angie Harmon and Sasha Alexander star in the drama as Boston’s toughest crime-solving duo. Rizzoli & Isles, which ranked as basic cable’s #1 summer drama in 2015, is set to launch its final season on Monday, June 6, with back-to-back episodes at 9 p.m. (ET/PT) across TNT’s television, mobile and digital platforms.
In Rizzoli & Isles, Harmon plays Jane Rizzoli, a tough-as-nails Boston police detective, with Alexander as Dr. Maura Isles, a smart, impeccably dressed medical examiner from a privileged background. Despite being complete opposites, the two women have long shared an offbeat chemistry, an authentic and deep friendship and a unique working relationship. It’s a killer combination that helps them put even the most dangerous criminals behind bars.
In addition to Harmon and Alexander, Rizzoli & Isles stars Bruce McGill as Sgt. Detective Vince Korsak, her steady, old-school Homicide Squad teammate; Jordan Bridges as Detective Frankie Rizzoli Jr., Jane’s younger brother; Idara Victor as Nina Holiday, a former-cop-turned-crime-scene-analyst; Adam Sinclair as Kent Drake, Maura’s assistant medical examiner and Lorraine Bracco as Angela, Jane’s mother.
Season 7 of Rizzoli & Isles will open in the aftermath of a shooting that closed out the prior season. The team must use every tool at their disposal to find Alice Sands and bring her to justice before she succeeds in destroying Jane’s life.
Rizzoli & Isles launched in 2010, finishing its first year as basic cable’s #1 new series. Each year since, it has ranked as one of basic cable’s Top 5 series with total viewers, as well as one of basic cable’s Top 10 series with adults 25-54. The show topped the charts last summer as basic cable’s #1 series, with 7.6 million viewers in Live + 7 delivery. It was also the #2 series (behind TNT’s The Last Ship) among adults 25-54 and ranked among the Top 5 with adults 18-49 for the summer. Overall, Rizzoli & Isles reached an average of 13.6 million viewers per episode last summer across TNT’s multiple platforms.
Rizzoli & Isles has earned four People’s Choice Award nominations, including Favorite Cable TV Drama in 2015. Both Harmon and Alexander have won the award for Favorite Cable TV Actress, with Harmon winning the award in 2015 and Alexander taking the prize earlier this year. The show has also earned two Gracie Awards, the first in 2011 for Janet Tamaro as Outstanding Producer and the second in 2012 for Harmon as Outstanding Female Actor. And in 2010, Alexander won a Woman’s Image Network Award for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series.
Rizzoli & Isles is produced for TNT by Warner Horizon Television and Bill Haber’s Ostar Productions, with Haber, show runner Jan Nash, Greg Prange and Ken Hanes serving as executive producers. Janet Tamaro developed the series, which is based on characters created by best-selling crime novelist Tess Gerritsen.