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The TNT television series, Rizzoli & Isles, is based on a series of Tess Gerritsen novels about a Boston Police Detective, Jane Rizzoli, and the Boston Chief Medical Examiner, Dr. Maura Isles. The two women are frequently paired up to solve crimes and are also close friends. Jane Rizzoli is played by actress Angie Harmon and Maura Isles is played by Sasha Alexander.

The series also focuses on their private lives which includes Jane Rizzoli's mother played by Lorraine Braco, and her younger brothers, Frankie and Tommy, played by Jordan Bridges and Colin Egglesfield. In the first season, Chazz Palmenteri was on board as Jane Rizzoli's father but was later written out of the show, returning in the third season as a guest star. The Rizzoli family is a passionate, argumentative clan of Italian fixtures from a blue collar background. In contrast to the Rizzoli family, Maura Isles is an adopted child raised by wealthy, highly educated parents. Maura's adopted mother is played by British actress, Jaqueline Bisset and is rarely available to spend time with her daughter unless it involves a high profile art event of which she is the center of attention. In a twist at the end of the first season, actor John Doman joins the cast in a recurring role as Dr. Maura Isles' biological father, who also happens to be one of Boston's major organized crime leaders.

As a general rule, the series follows a procedural format, starting with a crime in the beginning of the show. The story then follows the investigation, which also includes two other detectives, an old, seasoned cop named Korzak, played by Bruce McGill, and the newest member of the team, Detective Barry Frost, played by Lee Thompson Young, a character that frequently has a difficult time holding back his vomit at crime scenes, making him the center of many gore-filled jokes.

On occasion, the show takes a turn and mixes the crime element with their personal lives. In the Season Two Finale, a gang related crime leads Detective Rizzoli to shoot and kill Dr. Maura Isles' biological father, setting up potential conflict in the two women's friendship. The conflict was quickly solved by the second episode of the third season which started airing in early June of 2012. A new recurring character has also been added in the form of Maura Isles' biological mother, played by actress Sharon Lawrence.

Monday 9:00 PM et/pt on TNT
7 Seasons, 106 Episodes - Currently Airing
July 12, 2010
Crime, Drama
7.6/10
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  • The evidence doesn't add up when a dead man is discovered handcuffed to a bed in his own home. As the "Bon Voyage" celebration approaches, everyone puts together a film to say goodbye. In the series final episode of Rizzoli & Isles, everyone bids farewell and prepares for their next adventure.

  • Jane and Maura labor to solve two homicides - one from the past and one present day - that have strong personal connections for Korsak. As everyone gets ready to proceed with the next chapters of their lives: Jane receives a surprise visit that may lead to romance; and Maura gets negative feedback on her novel.

  • A mortician's body is found in one of his own funeral home's caskets, guiding our team into the world of embalming, interment, and eventually, serial murder. Tommy Rizzoli talks with his son TJ, and ponders returning to Boston forever. Jane's loved ones respond to her news.

  • When a forensic accountant is shot down in a park, Jane and Maura are pulled into a sophisticated Ponzi ploy. But the biggest shock in the case is Jane's discovery that her number one suspect is someone from Maura's past. Jane also makes a life-changing career choice.

  • On the dawn that Jane is about to testify in a murder case, she learns that a key piece of evidence is missing. BPD has three days find the evidence, or else the killer may go free. When Frankie finds out Nina is a fan of magic, he decides to learn a few tricks to impress her.

  • In the series' 100th episode, Jane goes covert in a county jail to protract the killer of a brutal homicide.

  • After a bicyclist seems to spontaneously combust, Maura proves his strange ending is actually a murder and helps snare the science-savvy killer. Meanwhile, Jane's asked to teach a group of FBI recruits at Quantico.

  • Jane and Maura have to decode an old ghost tale in order to solve a double murder at a hospital. Angela prompts Frankie to stop avoiding Kent and affirm his invitation to a concert.

  • When a rich lady is discovered dead at the bottom of her stairs, we figure that this was no ordinary slip-and-fall incident. The group is forced into a game of cat and mouse with a clever murderer determined to get away with the perfect crime. Also, when Maura chooses to have minor surgery, the unexpected part of her healing will be reconnecting with Hope (guest star Sharon Lawrence).

  • When a mailman is killed, the team must work with a brash, eccentric postal inspector, who believes the mailman's murder is part of a larger conspiracy. Maura continues to struggle with the ramifications of her injury, and Angela intervenes when she discovers Korsak has gotten Kiki a terrible birthday present.

  • The crew works on behalf of the dead - and the undead - following a murder at a zombie convention. Angela chooses to pursue her GED after revealing that she didn't graduate from high school.

  • While the entire Boston Police Department looks for Alice Sands, our crew examines a car wreck that isn't all it seems. In the middle of all of this, a new romance blooms.

  • Following a shooting, the crew must use every device at their disposal to find Alice Sands and bring her to justice before she ruins Jane's future.

  • When a state trooper is killed in Maine, there is a connection made to the attacks on Jane.

  • The team investigates a murder with explosive consequences; Ron invites Angela on a romantic getaway.

  • After a gun battle erupts in a quiet neighborhood, Jane and Maura investigate the secretive world of an Eastern European gang. Meanwhile, Maura gets sick.

  • The team investigates the murder of a woman found in a grisly scene reminiscent of a horror film.

  • A security guard thwarts a robbery when he kills one of the robbers, despite being injured himself. Jane and Maura search for robber's partner in crime.

  • When Maura is abducted, Jane is determined to find her and return her home safely.

  • When a watch is discovered inside a dead woman's stomach, it becomes crucial to protecting Jane and the people she loves.

  • When a body is found in Boston that has a connection to a murder case in Los Angeles, Jane and Maura head to the West Coast to investigate.

  • A dog trainer is killed at home and her champion dog is blamed.

  • A college student is murdered. The case takes a weird turn as Jane and Maura discover the victim had a bizarre amount of girlfriends.

  • The investigation into the death of a jeweler leads to an unexpected discovery.

  • Jane and Maura search for the killer of a 16-year-old girl.

  • A murder witness struggles with a condition that is known as facial recognition blindness.

  • The team investigates the death of a crime tech. Meanwhile, Maura is suspended.

  • Jane and Maura are called to investigate when a murder victim's remains are discovered at the BCU body farm.

  • Jane and Maura find themselves in the world of competitive bass fishing.

  • In the sixth season premiere, the team searches for the killer of an unarmed man as they attempt to clear their detective's name.

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