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Rizzoli & Isles: New TNT Series Renewed for Season Two

Rizzoli & IslesAfter being on the air for just three weeks, TNT’s new Rizzoli & Isles TV show has already been renewed for a second season.

Rizzoli & Isles follows tough detective Jane Rizzoli (Harmon) as she teams up with serious forensic pathologist Maura Isles (Sasha Alexander). Others in the cast include Bruce McGill, Lee Thompson Young, Lorraine Bracco, and Jordan Bridges.

The premiere garnered a 1.5 rating in the 18-49 demo and 7.55 million total viewers. Rizzoli & Isles also set a record for the debut of a commercial-supported cable series. Week two’s demo number was steady at a 1.5 but viewership fell to 7.27 million. In week three, the demo fell to a 1.3 and viewership took a big drop, to 6.55 million.

Despite this week’s big tumble, TNT has decided to give Rizzoli & Isles a second season. The cable channel has ordered 13 episodes for season two and they’re expected to air sometime in 2011.

The 10 episodes of season one are expected to finish airing in late September.

What do you think? Are you glad to hear Rizzoli & Isles has been renewed? Do you think the ratings will keep going down?

 

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Joanie March 26, 2011 at 11:13 pm

It is nice to see smart successful women on t.v. that actually are friends, despite the fact that they are not identical barbie-doll cut-outs. These women have personality and sometimes are at odds with one another, but all-in-all they are really good friends. The cool calm collected socialite with the brains and the rough-around-the-edges shooting from the hip cop make for great energy and interpersonal relationship depth which rounds out the show and compliments the intrigue of the cases. Interesting women and interesting cases. We see similar relationships with the Dr. Brennan & FBI guy in Bones, but there isn’t the problematic sexual tension jeopardizing the relationship. Hurray for TNT, keep going with the great scripts.

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pat March 26, 2011 at 7:07 am

The FBI agent is Jane’s love interest in the books. I would like to see more of him on the show

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Donna March 25, 2011 at 9:28 pm

I love this series and am so delighted to see it back for a second season. Loved Sasha on NCIS and Angie on Law and Order. Two excellent actresses working together in a clean show. What a welcome relief.

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Nicole March 24, 2011 at 11:31 am

This is one of my favorite shows (with NCIS). I can’t wait for season 2, and they better never cancel it! I absolutely love the dynamics between Harmon and Alexander, they are both excellent actresses!

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Dosio March 24, 2011 at 3:03 am

I’m so happy , Harmon and Alexander are fantastic!

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Carolyn March 21, 2011 at 4:27 pm

I love this show Harmon and Alexander are a great combination…I can;t wait until season 2 comes on I recorded the first shows and watch them over and over

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pam March 19, 2011 at 11:08 am

I’m so glad it has been renewed!

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Ginny March 16, 2011 at 7:58 am

I am so happy this series was renewed for a second season! I love the characters & can’t wait for the first episode of the second season.

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lensue March 12, 2011 at 6:23 pm

I am just starting to get to watch the program. Please continue. It is a clean series which
is getting hard to find on tv. I am tired of the sex, gore and filthy lanaguage.
Rizolli and Isles is one I will watch over and over.

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Norien March 12, 2011 at 4:10 pm

Yes, I was hoping for a second season, just finished watching ep. 10 and I hated the ending but that what they, greate an open ending. Can’t wait for season 2

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Sandy March 9, 2011 at 9:28 am

Keep this one on!! Seems like they always cancel the good ones…(like “Saved”), It was great also, it was on one summer several years ago (Paramedics drama), then cancelled! :(

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Jerry Cohen March 7, 2011 at 6:42 pm

Show is great would like to see more

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Jayne March 7, 2011 at 3:57 am

I love the show and I can’t wait for the for a 2nd season. I think all of the actors in it are great. I already loved Sasha Alexander when she was on NCIS.

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Theresa March 6, 2011 at 8:56 pm

Love The Show..I Hope the second Season Comes Back fast..I lOVE FRANKIE..HESS CUTIE

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Morgan March 6, 2011 at 6:18 pm

I love this program!!! I’d really be happy if it was on all year not just the summer! Even though I’ve seen all the episodes, I never pass up watching them being shown again!

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