Mediaweek TV: TNT Dives Into Drama With Rizzoli & Isles

TNT may claim to know drama. But the stars of the cable net’s new crime series Rizzoli & Isles know procedurals, specifically.
After all, Angie Harmon starred on Law & Order as A.D.A. Abbie Carmichael for three seasons. And Sasha Alexander was an original cast member of NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service, playing agent Caitlin Todd.
So hopes are high for the show, which premieres July 12, following the return of the network’s top-rated scripted series The Closer.
Mediaweek correspondent Alan Frutkin sat down with executive producer Janet Tamaro—whose writing credits include Law & Order: SVU, CSI: NY, and Bones—to talk about the show, its two female leads and balancing drama with comedy.
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