Sasha Alexander spoke about the end of the series in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter. She is directing one of the final episodes of the series this season.
She spoke about what it felt like filming the final episodes with THR. She said:
“The great thing about television is that, it’s sad that it comes to an end, but it’s also the beauty of it is that it continues to live on. We’re in syndication now so it’s going to continue to have its run and to be seen by more people in the years to come. To be in the tradition of that is very humbling. I’ve been on other shows that have gone on to do that from Dawson’s Creek and NCIS and shows that really, truly go on to live in the zeitgeist of television and I feel like our show has done that. The shows that I grew up on like the Cagney and Lacey’s and Three’s Company’s were such a huge part of my growing up, and I feel like Rizzoli & Isles has been that to a lot of people that have followed and have stuck with us. We’ve been really fortunate to have such a long run so I’m very grateful for it. I think everything that comes to an end is always sad but it’s also the start of something new. It’s a bittersweet thing.”
Even with the series ending, Alexander revealed that she would have been open to another network saving the show from the Grim Reaper.
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