via press release:
TNT Gears Up for Season Five of Rizzoli & Isles
With Season 4 Marathon on June 17
As TNT gears up for the return of Rizzoli & Isles, the network is going to get fans in the mood with a whole day devoted to cable’s #1 crime-drama. On Tuesday, June 17, TNT will present the entire fourth season of Rizzoli & Isles, beginning at 5 a.m. (ET/PT). The 16-hour marathon will lead directly into the season five premiere at 9 p.m. (ET/PT).
Based on characters created by best-selling crime novelist Tess Gerritsen and developed for television by Janet Tamaro, 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, an authentic and deep friendship and a unique working relationship that together, helps them to solve the most complex murder mysteries in the city of Boston.
Rizzoli & Isles also stars Jordan Bridges as Jane’s brother, Detective Frankie Rizzoli Jr.; Bruce McGill as Sgt. Detective Vince Korsak, Jane’s steady old-school Homicide Squad teammate; and Lorraine Bracco as Angela, Jane’s meddling mother.
In season five, Jane and Maura will investigate more complex and dangerous cases than ever before, including the murder of a jogging mother that leads to the search for her missing baby, the pursuit of a killer who uses online ads to lure in the perfect candidate for murder, and the investigation of a man killed in his supposedly impenetrable doomsday shelter. The team will also deal with the loss of a dear friend and colleague as they say goodbye to Detective Barry Frost (Lee Thompson Young).
Developed for television by Janet Tamaro and based on a series of novels by best-selling crime writer Tess Gerritsen, Rizzoli & Isles is produced for TNT by Warner Horizon Television and Bill Haber’s Ostar Productions. Haber, Michael Katleman and showrunner Jan Nash serve as executive producers.
Rizzoli & Isles Marathon – Tuesday, June 17
5 a.m. – “We Are Family” – TV-14-DLSV
A community parade turns deadly in a case that brings family tensions and politics to the forefront. Maura, who is dealing with her own family issues, is not quite herself. And a surprise visit from Lt. Col. Casey Jones (guest star Chris Vance) reveals some shocking news.
6 a.m. – “In Over Your Head” – TV-14-DLV
While investigating the homicide of an overzealous journalism student, Jane is not happy when a former colleague returns to BPD as the new lieutenant of the drug unit (guest star Amaury Nolasco). But the murder she’s investigating soon forces her to deal with him – and the event wrecked their relationship. Meanwhile, an alarming tip from Cailin (guest star Emilee Wallace) causes Maura to investigate Hope (guest star Sharon Lawrence).
7 a.m. – “But I am a Good Girl” – TV-14-DLV
TJ’s christening turns grim when a body is discovered in the church. Jane almost abuses her power in order to protect Tommy when Lydia’s fiance, Stuart Stawbridge (guest star Jareb Dauplaise) threatens to take custody of TJ, and budget cuts cause tensions to run high around the department.
8 a.m. – “Killer in High Heels” – TV-14-DLV
Maura becomes the key suspect in a homicide case when Maura’s date turns up dead – and Maura can’t remember their evening together. As the shocking evidence against Maura piles up, Jane struggles between protecting her best friend and doing her job.
9 a.m. – “Dance with the Devil” – TV-14-DLV
On the first day of Paddy’s (guest star John Doman) murder trial, Maura gains insight into her father from Hope (guest star Sharon Lawrence). Korsak opens up about Cavanaugh’s tragic past. And in an unexpected twist, Maura must decide which side she’s on when she and Jane unravel a shocking secret about Paddy and Hope that affects them all.
10 a.m. – “Somebody’s Watching Me” – TV-14-DLV
When a beleaguered Jane spills hot coffee on a stranger at Boston Joe’s, a viral video of Jane’s bad day potentially jeopardizes her career and reputation. Meanwhile, the squad rushes to solve a puzzling murder case involving a conspiracy theorist.
11 a.m. – “All for One” – TV-14-DLSV
A popular high school teacher is killed in a hit and run that is clearly no accident. The squad works to solve the case, but Jane is preoccupied with Lt. Martinez’s (guest star Amaury Nolasco) apparent favoritism towards his own drug unit.
Noon – “Cold as Ice” – TV-14-LV
Frankie Jr. is brought in to help with a gruesome murder case involving a youth hockey league. Frustrated with Hope (guest star Sharon Lawrence), Cailin (guest star Emilee Wallace) asks to stay with Maura. But Maura quickly learns that living with a teenager requires skills she does not have.
1 p.m. – “No One Mourns the Wicked” – TV-14-DLV
When Jane and Maura are asked to present the case of serial killer Charles Hoyt at a symposium for law enforcement, Jane worries that her greatest challenge will be facing bad memories. However, as she and Maura begin a simulation of investigating Hoyt’s murders, they soon come across a horrifying discovery. In a matter of moments, the team finds themselves drawn into a lethal game of cat and mouse with a new and terrifying serial killer.
2 p.m. – “Built for Speed” – TV-14-LV
When a late-night amateur drag race turns deadly, the squad works quickly to solve what turns out to be a particularly dangerous case. As evidence unfolds, Jane suspects that the motive for murder may have been an attempt to conceal drug trafficking. However, when she turns to Lt. Martinez (guest star Amaury Nolasco) for help he seems to be thwarting her investigation.
3 p.m. – “Judge, Jury and Executioner” – TV-14-LV
A mock trial advisor (guest star A’da Alison Woolfolk) dies tragically during a competition. Meanwhile, Angela’s increased interest in selling brownies has Jane concerned that she may be hiding financial issues. And Tommy (guest star Colin Egglesfield) hires a lawyer (guest star Chris Coppola) to settle his claim against the Storrow Center. Doug Savant also guest-stars.
4 p.m. – “Partners in Crime” – TV-14-LV
The squad rushes to solve a violent homicide case muddied by conflicting evidence. Maura is burdened with the major decision of whether to take in her recently paroled grandfather (guest star Richard Herd). Meanwhile, Jane and Casey (guest star Chris Vance) are forced to decide between their careers and their romantic relationship.
5 p.m. – “Tears of a Clown” – TV-14-DLV
When a kidnapper dressed as a clown reemerges in Boston after more than 20 years, the squad is struck with fear. Desperate for clues, they dig through files from the unsolved abductions of the haunting 1988 “Summer of the Clown.” Meanwhile, as Jane’s relationship with Casey (guest star Chris Vance) becomes more serious, they are forced to face the fact that one of them will have to compromise if they are to take things to the next level. Maura also finds herself in an emotional dilemma when she inadvertently gets in the middle of another relationship.
6 p.m. – “Just Push Play” – TV-14-DLV
A singer and guitar player is brutally and mysteriously stabbed in a bar. As details emerge in the case, the squad soon realizes that the victim had something to hide. Meanwhile, Jane’s dad (guest star Chaz Palminteri) returns after being gone for more than a year. And he’s got some shocking news.
7 p.m. – “Food for Thought” – TV-14-DLV
When a food truck chef dies suddenly, all signs point to a suspicious poisoning, but many questions remain unanswered. Meanwhile Tommy (guest star Colin Egglesfield) announces some big plans that have Angela very excited. And Maura’s birth mother, Hope (guest star Sharon Lawrence), takes a bold step toward making amends with her daughter.
8 p.m. – “You’re Gonna Miss Me When I’m Gone” – TV-14-DLSV
Homeland Security steps in when a senator’s daughter is found murdered. The squad rushes to solve the case, which could put national security at risk. Meanwhile, Tommy (guest star Colin Egglesfield) and Frankie get into a fight after Tommy starts slipping back into bad old habits. And Jane reveals some shocking news that could change her life forever.
9 p.m. – Season 5 Premiere: “A New Day” – TV-14-DLSV
Solving the murder of a jogger takes on even greater urgency when Jane realizes that the motive was theft…of the woman’s baby. As the investigation gets underway, Jane attempts to hide her pregnancy from her snooping mother, and Maura and Frankie face the aftermath of their kiss.
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