Rizzoli & Isles is an American police procedural television series developed by Janet Tamaro and based on the series of novels by Tess Gerritsen which centres around a Boston police detective and medical examiner who combine their skills and talent to solve murders.
Based on characters created by best-selling crime novelist Tess Gerritsen, Rizzoli & Isles stars Angie Harmon as Jane Rizzoli, a tough-as-nails Boston police detective, and Sasha Alexander as Maura Isles, a smart, impeccably dressed medical examiner from a privileged background.
Despite being complete opposites, the two women share an offbeat chemistry and strong working relationship that has helped them bust some of Boston's most notorious criminals.
Lorraine Bracco stars as Jane's demanding and intrusive mother, Angela. Lee Thompson Young is Detective Barry Frost, Jane's somewhat green partner.
Bruce McGill plays Detective Vince Korsak, Jane's seasoned former partner who resents her being paired with Frost. And Jordan Bridges is Jane's brother, Frankie Jr., a patrol cop who hopes one day to become a detective.
The series comes to TNT from Warner Horizon Television and is executive-produced by Janet Tamaro and Bill Haber's Ostar Productions.
Season 3 premiered on M-Net Series on Tuesday 17 July 2012, at 20h30. The season went on hiatus after 10 episodes to accommodate a similar hiatus in the USA and resumed on Tuesday 4 December 2012, at 20h30.