TNT has renewed their popular Rizzoli & Isles TV show for a seventh season but it will be a shorter-than-usual season.
Rizzoli & Isles revolves around the unlikely but highly effective partnership of police detective Jane Rizzoli (Angie Harmon) and medical examiner Doctor Maura Isles (Sasha Alexander). Lorraine Bracco, Jordan Bridges, and Bruce McGill co-star.
The sixth season of the TNT series is currently airing and is averaging a 0.68 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 4.23 million viewers. Season-to-season, that’s down by about 20%.
TNT ordered 18 episodes for season six last December — the show’s biggest season — following prolonged negotiations with the show’s producer, Warner Horizon Television. Harmon and Alexander both saw increases in their salaries.
Only 13 installments have been ordered for year seven — Rizzoli & Isles’ smallest episode order since season one. There hasn’t been any talk of that being the final season and word is that the supporting cast will be negotiating for season seven.
What do you think? Do you still like the Rizzoli & Isles TV show? How long do you think it can realistically continue? Should season seven be the end?