Rizzoli & Isles is getting ready for its final season on TNT, but one star was open to the long-running series continuing on another network.
This is not out of the norm today. Hulu saved The Mindy Project after FOX cancelled it, and Unforgettable aired a fourth season on A&E after CBS axed the series for a second time.
Sasha Alexander spoke about the series cancellation in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter. She said the following:
“It would have to depend on the deal and if it made sense or not. I’ve been working on Shameless for the past couple seasons as well so I’m looking forward to playing different roles but that doesn’t mean that I would have said no. I think it would just really have to depend on the situation because sometimes they move it to a [new] network but then they move you to Vancouver; it doesn’t mean that it would stay the way it is and just continue. This has been a really stellar job because it’s in L.A. and I have kids and so it’s really worked out in a very big way, but the interesting thing is also, you step into doing a pilot and they sign you for six years or seven years of your life and there are not many jobs like that. Even in the Army, you get to change barracks every two years. (Laughs.) To go that seven years is so rare and I think you have to enjoy it while its there and know when its time to move on. … At least we’re ending on an up. It’s really a bummer when you watch shows and they’re on for so long that you feel like they’ve exhausted every possible story you could ever tell, and I feel like that hasn’t happened to us.”
The seventh and final season of this series will air later this year. Were you surprised by the cancellation of this TNT series? Would you watch it on another network if the series moved? Tell us what you think.
We enjoy the show and look forward to it every week. We will be very disappointed to see it end. It is a pleasure to see the friendly interplay between the characters while they are still dealing with a case. Not brutal like so many.
Really good programs come along every once in awhile…Rizzoli and Isles was one of them. The bond between the two was amazing to watch and the interaction with “all” the other characters was perfectly balanced. Miss them…please bring them back!
I just don’t do social media! but in this case I’ll say that it would be a great fit on Hulu nd wouls look forward to a season 8 and beyond
Very disappointed that is canceled!
Have loved it since the beginning. Would love to see it picked up by another network, and hope to hear that it has been soon!!!!