TNT has renewed drama Rizzoli & Isles for a thirteen episode season seven per The Hollywood Reporter. The show ranks as the network’s most watched drama this season, though it has declined in adults 18-49 from the previous season. This week’s episode scored a 0.6 adults 18-49 rating and was watched by 4.156 million viewers. Rizzoli & Isles also does well in Live + 7 ratings, gaining more viewers than any other cable show the week of July 5.
via press release:
TNT Orders Sixth Season of Rizzoli & Isles
Series Topped Summer Charts as Basic Cable’s #1 Show, with Top 5 Rankings among Key Adult Demos
TNT has ordered a sixth season of the blockbuster hit Rizzoli & Isles, which finished this past summer as basic cable’s #1 series. Angie Harmon and Sasha Alexander star in the drama, which has ranked as one of basic cable’s Top 5 series for five consecutive years, including 2014-to-date. Season five of Rizzoli & Isles is set to return with new episodes in early 2015. TNT has ordered 18 episodes for season six, which is slated to launch in summer 2015. Rizzoli & Isles is produced for TNT by Warner Horizon Televisionand Bill Haber’s Ostar Productions, with Haber and showrunner Jan Nash serving as executive producers.
Based on characters created by best-selling crime novelist Tess Gerritsen and developed for television by Janet Tamaro, Rizzoli & Isles stars Harmon as Jane Rizzoli, a tough-as-nails Boston police detective, and 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;Idara Victor as crime-scene analyst Nina Holiday; and Lorraine Bracco as Angela, Jane’s meddling mother.
Rizzoli & Isles launched in 2010, finishing its first year as basic cable’s #1 new series. Each year since, it has ranked as one of basic cable’s Top 5 series with total viewers, as well as one of basic cable’s Top 10 series with adults 25-54. The show topped the charts as the #1 series on basic cable this past summer, with 7.6 million viewers in Live + 7 delivery. Rizzoli & Isleswas also the #2 series (behind TNT’s The Last Ship) among adults 25-54 and within the Top 5 among adults 18-49 for the summer. When incorporating TNT’s multiple platforms, including live viewing, DVR playback, set-top VOD and digital on-demand, the summer run of Rizzoli & Islesreached a total of 13.6 million viewers per episode.