RIZZOLI & ISLES First Look with Angie Harmon and Sasha Alexander

RIZZOLI & ISLES

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Take a first look at Angie Harmon and Sasha Alexander in TNT’s new original series, RIZZOLI & ISLES (working title), which is based on Tess Gerritsen’s popular mystery novels.

In RIZZOLI & ISLES, Angie Harmon plays Jane Rizzoli, a Boston detective who works closely with medical examiner Maura Isles (Sasha Alexander) to solve crimes. Lorraine Bracco (The Sopranos) plays a recurring role as Jane’s mother. Also starring in the series are Lee Thompson Young (FlashForward), who plays Jane’s current partner, Barry Frost; Bruce McGill (Law Abiding Citizen) as Det. Vince Korsak, Jane’s seasoned former partner; Jordan Bridges (Dawson’s Creek) as Jane’s brother, Frankie, a patrol cop who hopes to become a detective; and Billy Burke (The Twilight Saga) as FBI agent Gabriel Dean.

Here is another TNT series that I am looking forward to. This also looks like it could be another show featuring two strong female leads.

TNT has ordered 10 episodes of Rizzoli & Isles and plans to premiere it in 2010. You can take a look at another photo from Rizzoli & Isles below.

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  • Mike

    I hate to say it, but I believe this show will be a bust. Sasha Alexander, you should have stayed with NCIS.

    • http://www.daemonstv.com/author/eric/ Eric

      Well, I am not sure it was up to her to stay. I do feel like this show has some potential.

    • ilovemycsi

      She asked to be released from her contract.

  • ElleB

    It seems like it might be good. Too bad I can’t stand to watch Angie Harmon in anything. Yuck. She almost brought down Law & Order and she did bring down Women’s Murder Club. Why are they giving her a chance to ruin something else?

  • Vance Williams

    I’m from Chicago and I’ve seen a lot of plays that featured and stared Darryl Alan Reed. I was told by a friend of mine who knows his agent, that Darryl has been cast for a guess staring role in one of the episolds of Rizzoli and Isles. He is very talented and deserves a shot at the big time. Keep him on and I assure you that the ratings will sore!!!

    Vance Williams

    • BHC

      Hope those ratings “soar,” right?

  • tim

    Finally! I have been waiting for another show with Sasha Alexander since she left NCIS. She is a very good actress with a good range. Looking forward to it!!

  • Brian C.

    I’ve read a few of the books that this show is based on…..Rizzoli in the books is gay but so far I haven’t seen much in reading about the show if they are going to explain that or that Hollywood has PC’d the series for a better chance to succeed with more of an audience.

    • Kate

      I wish Rizzoli was gay! In the books she falls for, marries, and has a daughter with Gabriel Dean, Mr FBI.

    • Sharon

      I did not realize this. The character would be so much better if they had left it like it was in the book. Thanks for that info.

  • Tammy Duffey

    I have always love Tess Gerritsen’s works which include Mara Isles and Jane Rizolli. I think this is an absolute fantastic idea. I support the show whole heartedly and I am certain that all of Tess’ supporters will too!!! Do not plan to miss an episode.

    • http://A0L helen

      I DONT WHAT BOOKS YOU GUYS HAVE BEEN READING BUT IVE READ JUST ABOUT ALL OF TESS GERRITSENS RIZZOLI AND ISLES BOOKS AND RIZZOLI IS NOT GAY THE ONLY THING I SEE WRONG WITH THE SHOW IS THAT DR ISLES IS THE DARK HAIRED ONE IN THE BOOK WHILE RIZZOLI IS THE FAIR HAIRED ONE

  • Wayne

    My god people! You cannot judge something till you have at least seen one episode. In my opinion this looks like a great TV series that is going to be a hit. Two female detectives solving crimes. This sounds wonderful. I will wait to watch it to judge.

  • Tempal Killman

    I think it’s a wonderful idea and a long time coming, I’ve loved every one of the books. However, the cast leaves something to be desired. Angie Harmon as the petite prickly in your face Rizzoli? Hard to imagine. I’m sure Sasha is a great actress. However, Maura has straight black hair and is very somber and stand offish and from the previews I’ve seen she’s portrayed as a little ray of sunshine with a comedic side. I desperately want to like this show and I will watch it, but I’m doubtful they can pull it off.

  • Thomas

    Can’t wait, this is one of my favorite series. Gerritson is a terrific writer

  • greenmanTN

    I really like the novels by Tess Gerritson.

    I can’t stand Angie Harmon.

    Sorry, I’ll stick to the books.

  • qrs

    The show looks promising, and I’m interested to see what kinds of adaptations they do from the books.

    And I found @JaneRizzoli and @MauraIsles are on twitter…getting ready for the show it seems!

  • constmantx

    I’ve been waiting on a show with two HOT actresses for YEARS!!!!

    Angie & Sasha, the girls dreams are made of!!!!

    HOORAY for TNT getting this going!!!!!

    • SCOOB

      THIS SHOW ROCKS!! I THINK THE GIRLS MAKE A GREAT TEAM AND THEY BOTH ARE VERY BEAUTIFUL. I THINK PEOPLE THAT COMMENTED BEFORE ACTUALLY WATCHING AN EPISODE ARE TOO CRITICAL. GIVE IT A TRY!!

  • http://YouTube.com/CBvaBABY Derrick Rush

    Its Cagney AND Lacy Alllllllllllllllllllllllll Over AGAIN !!

    • COOP

      WELCOME BACK ANGIE HARMON! YOU ROCK!

  • Judy

    I can’t wait to see this series. I love both these actresses! Good luck to both of them. I hope it’s a huge hit!

  • Diana

    I absolutely love this show. I love both Harmon and Alexander. Loved them both in Law and Order and NCIS, respectively. I’m glad they’re back and hope the show continues to shine. Their humor and chemistry remind me of Cagney and Lacey. Awesome show!

  • Catherine Smith

    I have seeing this for a
    couple of weeks.I realy like
    Angie Harmon and Sasha
    Alexander together.Hope the
    rating go up.

  • Catherine Smith

    I like the show?And I hope
    it stays on.Also it like
    Angie Harrmon and Sasha Alexander

  • CATHY

    Last episode not relistic..what ? no cell phones…only 5 or 6 officers in the headquarters in Boston…too farfetched for me. I was a fan up until tonight. What were the writers thinking????

  • Sharon

    This show is just so awful it makes me cringe. I really wanted to like it because I really liked Sasha Alexander on NCIS. Her character on this show just tries WAY to hard to be cute.
    I don’t like Harmon’s over the top acting at ALL. She chews up every scene she is in.

    BLEAH!

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