June 2011 Archives  

30 June 2011

Tweet Pix of the Day

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@Angie_Harmon tweeted:

And... life REALLY DOES imitate life!! I broke my big toe on Sunday!!!http://yfrog.com/kekd1rj


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@Angie_Harmon tweeted:

And... life REALLY DOES imitate life!! I broke my big toe on Sunday!!!http://yfrog.com/hs18cawj

 


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@Angie_Harmon tweeted:

And... life REALLY DOES imitate life!! I broke my big toe on Sunday!!!http://yfrog.com/klnjpolj


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@Mower_Power tweeted:

Just anther day at the wet office! @rizzoli&isles http://lockerz.com/s/115412129

 

 

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@haircolordiva tweeted:

@nickiraegeous all up in it with first team #rizzoliandisles http://twitpic.com/5irsu3


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@haircolordiva tweeted:

My view today http://twitpic.com/5iu4xc

 


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@nickiraegeous tweeted:

My view at work today... http://yfrog.com/h0ij3atgj

 

 

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@nickiraegeous tweeted:

Largest starfish ever!!! This is as close as I could get. http://yfrog.com/ke46sfj

 

 

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@nickiraegeous tweeted:

Sunset... http://yfrog.com/kiroijjj


 

 

30 June 2011

Rizzoli & Isles to air in Germany on VOX

ImageVOX has acquired the rights to air "Rizzoli & Isles" in Germany.

No beginning airdate yet, but probably not until 2012.

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29 June 2011

Tweet Pix of the Day

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@CEgglesfield tweeted:

I can see why my mom has a crush on Andy Garcia. He's a stud and was great to work with him. http://yfrog.com/kiovxwj

 


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@haircolordiva tweeted:

On set with #ColinEgglesfield #rizzoliandisles http://twitpic.com/5iaj9k

 

 

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@haircolordiva tweeted:

@nickiraegeous closing the front door to Maura Isles house http://twitpic.com/5igzav


 

 

29 June 2011

Janet Tamaro answers fan questions on TNT site

ImageTNT "Rizzoli & Isles" site has the Creator's Corner page now up.

Do you have a question about Rizzoli & Isles? Each week, show creator Janet Tamaro will answer questions from fans of the show, so Become a fan of Rizzoli & Isles on Facebook and you'll be able to ask your questions and keep up with all things Jane and Maura.

Click here to read Janet's answers this week.


 

 

29 June 2011

Rizzoli & Isles Billboard

Image@tessgerritsen tweeted:

Here in NYC guess what I just spotted at 48th and 7th! http://yfrog.com/kedafij

Don't forget that Tess' next "Rizzoli & Isles" book, "The Silent Girl", comes out on July 5!


 

 

29 June 2011

Sasha Alexander on the the Expanding Love Life of Dr. Maura Isles

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TVFanatic interview:

I had a crush on Sasha Alexander over a decade ago, when she portrayed Gretchen Witter on Dawson's Creek. It's okay. She already knows. I told her on the phone yesterday.

"Ah, you liked Pacey's sister," the actress laughed.

Alexander has come a long way since then (and so have I: hi honey!), as she currently anchors Rizzoli & Isles with Angie Harmon. The TNT hit returns with season two on July 11.

Click here for full article


 

 

29 June 2011

Tubey Award nominations for "Rizzoli & Isles"

ImageTelevisionWithoutPity.com is holding its annual Tubey Awards and "Rizzoli & Isles" has a couple of nominations:

Best HoYay! Couple
Best Non-Romantic Friendship

Click here to vote


 

 

28 June 2011

TNT Rizzoli & Isles Sweepstakes...Win a trip to LA!

ImageNew Rizzoli & Isles Sweepstakes over at TNT...

Prizes include:

1 Grand Prize winner will receive a 4 day/3 night trip for two to LA for a Warner Bros. VIP Studio tour with interactive mystery dinner show, and 2 Armchair Detective kits (includes Rizzoli & Isles Season 1 DVD and book). The package includes airfare, deluxe hotel accommodations and rental car for 4 days.

100 First Prize winners: Each First Prize winner will receive a Tess Gerritsen autographed copy of the book, The Silent Girl: A Rizzoli & Isles Novel.


 

 

28 June 2011

Hidden Homicide...New Rizzoli & Isles game

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The TNT Rizzoli & Isles site has a new game up, "Hidden Homicide".

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28 June 2011

Angie Harmon & Sasha Alexander get personal in 'Rizzoli & Isles' season two

ImageThe first season of Rizzoli & Isles often seemed to lean much heavier on Detective Jane Rizzoli (Angie Harmon) than truly embody the drama of the buddy duo. Sure, Dr. Maura Isles (Sasha Alexander) had a few bones thrown her way, with the reemergence of an old college love who turned out to be quite the person of interest in a homicide investigation, and she learned an unsettling truth about her biological family, but we spent much more time within Jane’s personal life…or lack thereof. Jane’s loud, often overbearing family was always around, and her history with the guys in her precinct was even explored on a few levels. But this season, we can expect more of a balance.

Yes, Jane’s own drama is still front and center, especially in the season premiere. After all, when we see her return, it is only three months after her shooting incident, and she is still nursing a sore torso and somewhat bruised self-confidence, as well.

“This season…you see more cracks in the armor if you will. You know, she learns…that she isn’t just tough and she isn’t just a badass,” Harmon told LA TV Insider Examiner during a conference call to promote the series’ return.

“She has inner strength, and you know, there’s power in that…She’s always going to be the Boston homicide unit’s own personal Rottweiler. I mean, that’s just who she is. But we also I think, this season, we get a glimpse into the human side of her, you know, her emotions, her love, her vulnerability, her fragility. You know, I mean all of those things that actually make up human beings.”

The three months since the events of the first season finale may not have been entirely good to Jane, but Maura seems to be thriving. She is multi-tasking more now, not throwing everything into her work but also taking time for herself and her love life, as well. And miraculously, that allows her to be a bit lighter, a bit looser, and a lot less neurotic!

“We do get to know more about her dating life. She dates a lot this season!” Alexander revealed to us.

For full article click here



 

 

28 June 2011

Rizzoli & Isles Season 1 DVD out now

ImageDon't forget to pick up your copy of the first season of "Rizzoli & Isles" out now on DVD. Extras include:

Rizzoli & Isles: Bringing the Characters to Life – Series Developer Janet Tamaro Discusses Adapting Dr. Tess Gerritsen’s Novels

Rizzoli & Isles: Chicks in a Bottle – Explore the Dynamics of One of TV’s Most Compelling Female Relationships Via Cast/Creator

Interviews and Behind-the-Scenes Footage

Deleted Scenes

Gag Reel

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28 June 2011

Rizzoli & Isles: Ed Begley Jr. to Guest Star

ImageEd Begley Jr.is getting his St. Elsewhere scrubs out of the closet for a guest-starring role on TNT’s Rizzoli & Isles.

Begley Jr., who earned six Emmy nominations for his portrayal of Dr. Victor Ehrlich on Elsewhere, will play Dr. Pike, an assistant medical examiner called in by Dr. Maura Isles (Sasha Alexander) from Western Massachusetts to cover a murder case. Pike, an egotistical, officious, anal-retentive guy, thinks he should have Maura’s job and quickly makes himself at home.

He will appear in the Sept. 5 episode, titled "Gone

Angie Harmon co-stars as Boston detective Jane Rizzoli in the drama based on the crime novels by author Tess Gerritsen.

Begley Jr., repped by Innovative Artists and Industry Entertainment, most recently guest starred on Chaos, Off the Map and $#*! My Dad Says.

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27 June 2011

Ads for Rizzoli & Isles hit NY Streets

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@momo71 tweeted:

Check out Rizzoli & Isles in Chelsea, NYC! @Angie_Harmon @SashaAlexander1 @RizzoliIslesTNT #rizzoliandisles http://yfrog.com/kfmrmqnj


 

 

25 June 2011

Tweet Pix of the Day

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@Angie_Harmon tweeted:

The AMAYYYYYYYZING shoe of the day... http://yfrog.com/kl5kpkj




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@lizbenjamin tweeted:

I ? NY http://yfrog.com/ked8jqrj

 

 

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@SashaAlexander1 tweeted:

Just finished working with the hilarious @gwenmcgee in a very funny scene... I couldn't keep a straight face!!! http://yfrog.com/h44bphuj

 

 

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@SashaAlexander1 tweeted:

For those always asking about Maura's shoes...Andrea our wardrobe gal, is pulling the Jimmy Choos out for tonight! Oww! http://yfrog.com/keoakxj

 

 

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@haircolordiva tweeted:

Oh but yes! @Angie_Harmon #shoeoftheday on #rizzoliandisles gotta have'em http://twitpic.com/5ge2hw


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@haircolordiva tweeted:

She needs to really stop smoking http://twitpic.com/5ge05e


 

 

25 June 2011

Rizzoli & Isles Scoop

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Many 24 fans are “counting the minutes” until Annie Wersching pays a visit to Rizzoli & Isles. Until then, TVLine has the details on her role.

Wersching, who Tweeted about the gig earlier this month, will appear on the just-returned TNT drama as Nicole Mateo, a mother devastated by the recent abduction of her daughter in broad daylight. She’s also a longtime friend of Detective Rizzoli (Angie Harmon), who worked undercover with Nicole’s husband during her Drug Control Unit days.

A recent NCIS guest star and one of the two leads of the ABC pilot Partners, which wasn’t picked up for the fall, Wersching will appear in Rizzoli‘s seventh Season 2 episode, airing Monday, August 8

ShaneSaunders.com:

Sources exclusively confirm to me that season one baddie Charles Hoyt (played by Michael Massee) will be back towards the end-stretch of the upcoming second season, which premieres July 11th.

Massee resurfaces in the tenth episode of the season titled “Remember Me.” When an investigation takes an unexpected turn, Hoyt turns up as a suspect, once again forcing Rizzoli to confront the crazy killer. However, things have changed since Jane last saw her nemesis: Hoyt now has cancer. A date for the episode has not yet been set.

Shane also tweeted out: Tess Gerritsen's latest novel SILENT GIRL to appear in the 10th episode of RIZZOLI & ISLES.




 

 

25 June 2011

Angie on "The View" July 11

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According to listings, Angie will be on "The View" on July 11.

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25 June 2011

Quotes from Conference Call with Angie & Sasha

ImageAngie and Sasha did conference calls with the press.

Some quotes tweeted out by TVTango and TV of the Absurd:

 

Angie:
"As an actor and a narcissist [laughs], you love to play things like that. I hope I would be same way."
"We definitely have more layers in our characters & relationships in S2...cracks in [Jane's] armor"
"She is always going to be Boston Homicide Unit’s personal Rottweiler."


Sasha:
"I think the characters emotionally are true 2 what the books are [but] you have 2 adjust 2 the medium"
"I did not read the books before I did the show, but I have read them since. I'm a huge fan."
"When I was on #NCIS, we had a lot of medical examiners/coroners on set. We have great tech adviser."
"Maura has an interesting relationship with Jane's younger brother."
"I love action. I'm a completely tomboy. I get very jealous that Angie gets to carry the gun jk"
"One of my dreams is to do the female version of the Bourne Identity movies."


 

 

24 June 2011

Tweet Pix of the Day

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@Angie_Harmon tweeted:

Ok... who's been in my trailer?!? http://yfrog.com/kf6gsvj

 


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@SashaAlexander1 tweeted:

.@GarnettBurk's shirt of the day! Look at that...back! ;) http://yfrog.com/keqrjiyj

 


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@haircolordiva tweeted:

The stunt wig works today http://twitpic.com/5ftwb6

 

 

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@haircolordiva tweeted:

This guy is sort of a twisted mess. A real stiff . http://twitpic.com/5fzq2j


 

 

23 June 2011

New Rizzoli & Isles Promotional Ad

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Added this new promotional ad to the gallery

 

Click here for gallery


 

 

23 June 2011

Tweet Pix of the Day

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@SashaAlexander1 tweeted:

Today's shirt of the day is brought to you by @nickiraegeous & I! Thank you Denise!!! #rizzoliandisles http://yfrog.com/kgut7lxj


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@lizbenjamin tweeted:

not the best pic. this is what a deadline looks like. thanks Dee and #Twangels for the shirt! http://yfrog.com/h0a334j


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@haircolordiva tweeted:

My favorite @sashaalexander1 summer sandal in Red by #PourLaVictoire #shoeoftheday #rizzoliandisles http://twitpic.com/5fak7i



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@haircolordiva tweeted:

Guess who? Taking 5 between setups #rizzoliandisles http://twitpic.com/5fd4ze

 

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@Angie_Harmon tweeted:

The great special effect guru mark bautista giving jane an ingrown toenail... EW!!! http://yfrog.com/kelfujj


 

 

23 June 2011

Gallery Update

ImageAdded the following to the Promotional items:

Tea Cup
Kindle Cover
For Your Consideration Emmy 2011 Book

Added to the Magazine Scans:

InStyle July 2011

Updated the Events:

TEN Upfronts May 2011


 

 

22 June 2011

Rizzoli & Isles Scoop

ImageFrom TV Guide Mega Buzz:

Will we see Hoyt again on Rizzoli & Isles? — Michael
NATALIE: Jane will come face-to-face with serial killer Charles Hoyt (Michael Massee) again this season, but first she'll have to deal with the physical and emotional scars of the hostage situation we saw in the Season 1 finale. Complicating her convalescence will be a bomb that detonates at a ceremony being held in her honor.


 

 

22 June 2011

Tweet Pix of the Day

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@nickiraegeous tweeted:

Just saw this on a ladder on set... Very true! http://yfrog.com/gyvzccgsj

 

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@Angie_Harmon tweeted:

#andnowforsomethingtotallydifferent http://yfrog.com/kfc2xwmj

 

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@haircolordiva tweeted:

A summer wedge in red @Angie_Harmon on #rizzoliandisles #makeuptrailer http://twitpic.com/5et3uu


 

 

21 June 2011

Tweet Pix of the Day

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@Angie_Harmon tweeted:

Get a load a THESE!!!! http://yfrog.com/kkky2zjj

 

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@Angie_Harmon tweeted:

#andnowforsomethingcompletelydifferent... http://yfrog.com/klosvmj

 

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@nickiraegeous tweeted:

What's the deal with the creepy man/chicken statue on the roof by our location?? http://yfrog.com/h76hnvphj


 

 

20 June 2011

Rizzoli & Isles theatrical promo

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Check out the RizzlesGirls site for the Rizzoli & Isles promo that is running in theatres.


 

 

18 June 2011

Rizzoli Scoop

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From EW.com Spoiler Room

I’m looking forward to the return of Rizzoli and Isles. Obviously Jane is going to live, but do we pick up right after the shooting? — Sara
Negatory. The show actually picks up well into Jane’s healing process. The problem? Recovery is slow-going.

And the RizzlesGirls posted scoop about Episode 9 and Maura's father. Check it out here.


 

 

18 June 2011

Tweet Pix of the Day

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@Angie_Harmon tweeted:


@JaneRizzoli takes a nap... http://yfrog.com/klujjxjj

 

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@Angie_Harmon tweeted:


Shoes 4 the day... dark green, python @Lanvin! HEAVEN! http://yfrog.com/h8vhqbnj

 

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@Angie_Harmon tweeted:


The GREATEST CREW ON EARTH!!!! http://yfrog.com/h29iufjj

 

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@Angie_Harmon tweeted:


& now for something completely different... http://yfrog.com/h46t1kbj

 

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@haircolordiva tweeted:


#BruceMcGill and me on set taking a break between takes for a photo #rizzoliandisles http://twitpic.com/5czgbw

 

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@haircolordiva tweeted:


This is who schuffles the actors through the #makeuptrailer and onto set #KevinBerg our good friend. Aint he cute? http://twitpic.com/5czaau


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@haircolordiva tweeted:


Me #hair and Tony #wardrob at #rizzoliandisles http://twitpic.com/5cyuzk


 

 

17 June 2011

Tweet Pix of the Day

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@nickiraegeous tweeted:

This location we are shooting is funky lots of different random rooms... For instance. http://yfrog.com/kimdagsj

 

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@nickiraegeous tweeted:

And this as well... http://yfrog.com/kixidixj

 

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@nickiraegeous tweeted:

And the "kill room!" http://yfrog.com/h4j23modj

 

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@nickiraegeous tweeted:

Just another day on set with @Angie_Harmon...@ItsMeNaniV & mark doing touch ups as beth the medic holds ice on her back! http://yfrog.com/kidkfwj

 

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@haircolordiva tweeted:

Meet our transpo guys #rizzoliandisles hard at work (Honestly they do a lot for us). http://twitpic.com/5cjdio

 

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@haircolordiva tweeted:

@Angie_Harmon as the hairstylist with Kevin our AD in the #makeuptrailer http://twitpic.com/5cld11

 

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@haircolordiva tweeted:

Sometimes we change roles today @Angie_Harmon is the hairstylist and #nanivelez is the patron http://twitpic.com/5cljev

 

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@Lee_T_Young tweeted:

Shooting #rizzoliandisles in the same location we shot the blue hand club ep 106 of #flashforward... Good memories :-) http://yfrog.com/z/h3n5snmj


 

 

17 June 2011

The Famous Jett Jackson...Where Are They Now?

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MOST of us TEENagers remember the once popular television series,The Famous Jett Jackson starring Lee Thompson Young who played a TEENage secret-agent on a fictional TV show-within-a-show called Silverstone.

The series which made its debut in October of 1998 lasted for three seasons, coming to a close in 2001 which gave way to Disney Channel's release of Jett Jackson: The Movie, marking Young's last appearance on the Disney Channel.

After its cancellation, Young managed to cop roles in other television series productions, but none quite as profound as The Famous Jett Jackson. He had made guest appearances in CBS's The Guardian, South Beach and Smallville.

He also had roles in the movies, Akeelah and the Bee, Friday Night Lights and the Jamie Foxx movie Redemption: The Stan Tookie Williams Story.

Young completed his latest movie in 2007 titled The Hills Have Eyes 2. He currently plays Barry Frost, partner of Jane Rizzoli on the TNT drama Rizzoli & Isles, and made an appearance on the Fox drama The Good Guys as the brother and business partner of an arms dealer.

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16 June 2011

Tweet Pix of the Day: Goofing Around on Set

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@Angie_Harmon tweeted:

That awkward moment when you realize you're not alone on set.... http://yfrog.com/kf46908852j

 

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@nickiraegeous tweeted:

Needless to say @ItsMeNaniV, he was a bit shocked... http://yfrog.com/kgm9xij

 

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@SashaAlexander1 tweeted:

.@GarnettBurk is looking very "georgia o'keeffe" today in his shirt of the day! http://yfrog.com/h3rtalkj

 

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@Angie_Harmon tweeted:

Oh yeah!! I can STILL rock a maternity dress! Wait... WHAT?!? http://yfrog.com/h8ur2anj

 

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@Angie_Harmon tweeted:

& THIS is the back of my sexy maternity dress!!! http://yfrog.com/h08xccwj

 

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@haircolordiva tweeted:

@Angie_Harmon 's personal hair and makeup artists eating bagles and cream cheese, LOL http://twitpic.com/5c26zu


@haircolordiva also tweeted out:
#brucemcgill between takes on #rizzoliandisles http://t.co/8JDfnAV


 

 

16 June 2011

Angie Harmon rooting for Boston Bruins to go 'all the way' in Stanley Cup

ImageAngie Harmon films "Rizzoli & Isles" in Los Angeles, but the show is set in Boston -- and that's where her heart is on the climactic day of the Stanley Cup Finals.

The Bruins are in Vancouver to face the Canucks in the seventh and final game of the NHL championship, which airs on NBC at 8 p.m. ET Wednesday (June 15). At that time, Harmon will be working on the TNT mystery series that teams her with Sasha Alexander and starts its second season Monday, July 11. She admits she'll find it hard to keep her mind off what's happening on the ice.

"Anything that has to do with Boston, that place has such a tender place in my heart," Harmon tells Zap2it. "I love that city, and the people there are just outstanding. I was there to do research for 'Rizzoli'; I went and hung out with the homicide unit and went to crime scenes and saw all the blood and the guts and the gore, and how they really deal with it.

"I met the police commissioner, I mean ... everything. That city just opened its arms up to me and welcomed me in such a wonderful and kind manner, I hope [the Bruins] go all the way. I'm trying to figure out how I'm going to watch it, and I have no idea! I'm just going to sit on Twitter and say, 'Every living Boston person, let me know!' I hope they take it."

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15 June 2011

Tweet Pix of the Day

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@Angie_Harmon tweeted:

Does this lion make me look fat?? @Lee_T_Young @JimmieJohnson @jayleno @joelmchale http://yfrog.com/ki2pdqj

 

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@haircolordiva tweeted :

Video village shot of #BruceMcGill last night http://yfrog.com/h4tky8j


 

 

15 June 2011

TNT's Rizzoli & Isles Page Updated

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Check out TNT's Rizzoli & Isles website. They are updating it with new background, banner, etc. using the new season 2 images.

TNT Rizzoli & Isles Page


 

 

15 June 2011

Season 2 Episode Guide

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Added the Season 2 episode guide with information about the first six episodes of the season

Season 2 Episode Guide


 

 

15 June 2011

Rise of the Geeky Girls

ImageThe gals grow into the geek role. Cases in point: Sasha Alexander's Maura Isles on 'Rizzoli & Isles' and Julie Benz's Stephanie Powell on 'No Ordinary Family.'

Sasha Alexander had suspicions about her character from the start. But it wasn't until Maura Isles obsessed over a date's skin condition that Alexander got it: She was playing a geek.

"She held his hand and said, 'You have very dry hands.' And she couldn't get it out of her head," recalls Alexander, whose Isles character is a medical examiner on TNT's "Rizzoli & Isles." "He was so weirded out, he left dinner. That moment solidified it for me. That's when I realized she was a geek — she can't control herself around the things she knows so much about."

Geeks: Computer-obsessed guys who quote "Star Wars" and play World of Warcraft and never leave their basement. But what if the gender is flipped? Today, some of TV's most interesting females are closeted — and not-so-closeted — geek girls. They're twitchy, socially awkward, hyper-passionate and focused on their careers — and beloved by audiences. Glasses are optional.

"We're seeing an evolution of women changing in television, and I think that's because women are changing in the real world," says Julie Benz, whose character Stephanie Powell is "definitely a science and lab and tech geek" on the just canceled "No Ordinary Family."

"Women like Stephanie are being the breadwinner, having the career, taking on that masculine role. We're seeing that reflected in television," she says.

Anna Torv doesn't quite embrace the geek description but admits her Olivia Dunham on the sci-fi series "Fringe" is not your normal female investigator. "Olivia is the one who's focused on her job and not good with talking about emotions," she says. "Those characters have in the past often been played by men. Our writers make no excuses for her being that way."

Writers do seem to enjoy exploring the possibilities of a female character that doesn't fit the expected love interest/mom role in both dramas and comedies. Executive producer Robert Carlock likes to call Tina Fey's Liz Lemon "a late bloomer" on "30 Rock," but the truth is she got out of jury duty by dressing up as Princess Leia and used a Super Mario Bros. voice as her answering machine message. Geeky enough for you?

"It is more fun to write a character who embraces those aspects of herself," Carlock says. "We all have things we're embarrassed about from our youth, and the cool girl won't acknowledge them. That's less fun. And geeky girls look good in glasses."

They can also be inspirational role models.

"When I was younger and watching TV, I was this gawky, outgoing, spastic child, and I had a hard time finding characters on television that reminded me of myself," says "Glee's" Lea Michele. With her Rachel Berry character, she says, "I'm proud to show girls out there that it's OK if you don't look or act like everyone else — your uniqueness is what makes you truly special."

"We're all trying to be cool and hoping people think we're cool, but everyone has that awkward, dorky, nerdy side to them," says Emily Deschanel, whose titular "Bones" character may in fact be the Ur-nerd for this generation (her best friend in high school was the janitor, who would find her dead animals to dissect).

"It's understandable to assume that audiences want to see cool people — but Hollywood may have been blinded by its own assumptions," she continues. "People were ashamed to be a nerd before … but you have the Internet now, and you can connect with something you're nerdy about and gain confidence in numbers."

Confidence in numbers (and the Internet to share opinions) may even play a role in creating today's beloved geek girls. Kaley Cuoco's Penny character started out as the girl next door to the geeks on "Big Bang Theory," but four seasons later, both actress and character are changing. "I now know more about the sci-fi world than ever," Cuoco says. "And the audience loves it when Penny says something nerdy, when she starts speaking their language. We learned how devoted the fans are very quickly at Comic-Con," she says of the annual convention, where Hollywood goes to show off its fanboy projects.

It's that nerd inside everyone that writers today are tapping not just to create unusual female characters but also to explore the traits audiences can embrace, possibly redefining what being human means on television. And for the actresses involved, the more the merrier. Notes Alexander, "In the 20th century, blonds had more fun. In the 21st century, geeks are the life of the party."

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15 June 2011

Angie Harmon and Jason Sehorn have an anniversary to remember

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Angie Harmon now knows having to work doesn't preclude celebrating a personal milestone.

The actress and her New York Giants-veteran husband Jason Sehorn marked their 10th wedding anniversary Thursday (June 9) as she put in long hours filming the TNT crime-drama series "Rizzoli & Isles," which starts its second season Monday, July 11. Just as Sehorn memorably surprised her by proposing on NBC's "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno" in 1998, Harmon got an anniversary treat she'll never forget from the "Rizzoli" crew.

"This is awesome, and this is how much I love the people I work with," Harmon tells Zap2it. "There was such a plan for our 10th anniversary, since you're going to remember it for the rest of your lives ... and I ended up shooting the show. I was in every single scene, so we started to realize, 'Hmm. We're not really going to be able to go anywhere.'

"Well, my producers set up this whole romantic dinner in a room with one little table for two, and our director of photography went in and lit it. And there were trees with those little twinkly lights. It just made me feel so appreciated and cared for and loved, and I was like, 'Wow. Thank you so, so much.'

"Now we have that story for the rest of our lives," Harmon adds. "Jason and I will look back on our 10th anniversary with big smiles on our faces and go, 'Remember what they did?' It was adorable."

Taking no prisoners these days as Boston police detective Jane Rizzoli opposite Sasha Alexander as medical examiner Maura Isles, Harmon says she "can't believe" she's been married for a decade. "I feel like I'm 18 or 19 years old. 'The Horn' and I have been together 12 years, and we've got three little girls.

"Obviously, I love Jason -- but I also really, really like him. I said to him, 'If we weren't married, I would totally hang out with you.' He's a good person with morals, ethics and values he's convicted in, and he's a strong person. I like him very much, and I think that's important:"

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15 June 2011

Gallery Update: Season 2 Character Images

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Check out the new photos in the Season 2 Character Images Gallery.


 

 

14 June 2011

TNT's "For Your Consideration" Emmy Video Lookbook

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Check out TNT's digital "For Your Consideration" Emmy Video Lookbook.

Go right to Rizzoli & Isles page

Go to first page of book


 

 

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12 June 2011

Tweet Pix of the Day: Ninjas!!

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@Angie_Harmon tweeted :

Omg... #janerizzoli needs ninja help!!!! http://yfrog.com/h438cdzj

 

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@Angie_Harmon tweeted :

Omg... #janerizzoli needs ninja help!!!! http://yfrog.com/khncjxj



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@Lee_T_Young tweeted :

I fought ninjas before..... It's not that hard ;) http://yfrog.com/h3gu9dxj

 

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@nickiraegeous tweeted :

And yes... There are ninja's! http://yfrog.com/h4fu8szj


 

 

11 June 2011

Tweet Pix of the Day

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@Angie_Harmon tweeted out:

Hellooooo RED PHONE!!!!!
http://yfrog.com/gzt7ovnj

 

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@Angie_Harmon tweeted out:

Hello RED PHONE? Get me the BLACK PHONE!!!! http://yfrog.com/h8yo8zsj

 

 


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@Lee_T_Young tweeted out:

Hellllllooooooooooo red phone ;) http://yfrog.com/kil8gj

 

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@Lee_T_Young tweeted out:

Hello black phone.... GET ME THE RED PHONE http://yfrog.com/z/kigkbgj

 

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@Angie_Harmon tweeted out:

That's right! Detectives Frost & Rizzoli are STILL on the case!! @Lee_T_Young http://yfrog.com/z/kkmmsxj

 

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@Wersching tweeted out:

And @Angie_Harmon is just lovely. And a riot!!! :) http://lockerz.com/s/109520867

 

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@Angie_Harmon tweeted out:

Ok, more from the 10th anniversary party @ #RizzoliandIsles..this is our beloved pa chris hayes. AS OUR WAITER!! LOL!! http://t.co/iegungy

 

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@Angie_Harmon tweeted out:

Ok, more from the 10th anniversary party @ #RizzoliandIsles..this is our beloved pa chris hayes. AS OUR WAITER!! LOL!! http://yfrog.com/gycizimj

 

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@haircolordiva tweeted out:

a random pic of our #rizzoliandisles crew on set in front of the Boston PD on the back lot at #paramount (it was a windy day) http://yfrog.com/gy1wtx8j

And if you look close you can see Annie Wersching("24"), who is guest starring in episode 7.


 

 

11 June 2011

'Rizzoli & Isles': Sasha Alexander on Dana Delany, Jacqueline Bisset factors

ImageSasha Alexander is playing a TV-series medical examiner, and so is Dana Delany, but the actresses are much more allies than rivals.

"NCIS" alum Alexander starts her second round of the TNT crime drama "Rizzoli & Isles" Monday, July 11, and Delany's ABC show "Body of Proof" begins Season 2 this fall. "Dana is a dear friend, I love her, and I'm thrilled for her success," Alexander tells Zap2it. "We both laugh because we did a CBS show together years ago called 'Presidio Med' and now, we're like, 'Are you wearing my clothes on your show? What's happening?'"

Alexander stresses, though, that her Dr. Maura Isles and Delany's Dr. Megan Hunt are "very different women. They do the same job, but they're totally different characters. I said to Angie (Harmon, the Rizzoli to Alexander's Isles), 'I think the success of our show last year really opened up this window for female-driven shows.' And she laughed.

"But all of a sudden, you have things like [ABC's upcoming revival of] 'Charlie's Angels.' Other female-driven shows quickly got into the mix right after ours hit, and I told Angie, 'You know what? That's because we were successful.' And she said, 'Oh, yeah. You'd like to think that.' And I was like, 'Hey, why not?' Pilot season had a bunch of female-buddy shows, and I think that's great. The more, the merrier."

"Rizzoli & Isles" will have even more female power in its new season: Veteran actress Jacqueline Bisset is slated for multiple episodes as Isles' mother. Another international film star has a big place in Alexander's life, since her mother-in-law is Oscar-winning screen legend Sophia Loren.

"Jackie said that she met Sophia once a long, long time ago, but that she has really only admired her from afar," Alexander notes. "She said something so interesting that was so beautiful, and showed me what humility Jackie has.

"You look at her and think she must lead such a glamorous life, and she said about Sophia, 'I've always wondered what she's like. Does she pack her own suitcase? Does she cook at home? Does she just roam around the house?' And I said, 'How funny. I'll bet that's what people wonder about you.' It just made me laugh."

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11 June 2011

Magazine Gallery Update: EW scan

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The ladies are pictured in Entertainment Weekly's Hot Summer TV Calendar pullout.

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10 June 2011

Tweet Pix of the Day

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@Angie_Harmon tweeted out:


We will tell the story of how on our 10th anniversary we spent it in "the dirty robber" & how AMAZING my crew is!! http://yfrog.com/h2zn3tdj

 

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@Angie_Harmon tweeted out:


SERIOUSLY, LOOK! I cannot thank my producers (janet tamaro & michael zinberg) enough!! I'm blown away! http://t.co/1CHP8hz

 

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@SashaAlexander1 tweeted out:


Seeing as though @GarnettBurk's from Nashville, today he's gone country! Shirt of the day! http://t.co/UqtHQL5


 

 

9 June 2011

InStyle Magazine Rizzoli & Isles Ad

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The RizzlesGirls have posted a new 2 page-ad for "Rizzoli & Isles" in the new issue of InStyle Magazine.

Click here to see the full ad.


 

 

9 June 2011

Tweet Pix of the Day

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@SashaAlexander1 tweeted out:

.@GarnettBurk's "touch me, feel me" shirt of the day! :)

 

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@Angie_Harmon tweeted out:

ALRIGHT! ALRIGHT! ILL GO TO SET!! @nickiraegeous

 

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@haircolordiva tweeted out:

Back on set #rizzoliandisles and today we dont have @Angie_Harmon shoe of the day so here is her #keychain

 

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@1williamwillis tweeted out:

Chillin at Paramount on the set of Rizzoli and Isles .. Gotta love TV



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@SashaAlexander1 tweeted out:

Chris and I are starving and all we have is fruit and veggies! :(


 

 

9 June 2011

Colin Egglesfield in "Nora Roberts' Carnal Innocence" on Lifetime June 13

ImageTune in to Lifetime June 13 to see Colin("Tommy Rizzoli" in Rizzoli & Isles") star in "Nora Roberts' Carnal Innocence".

Based on the book by Nora Roberts. After suffering a professional setback, world-renowned violinist Caroline Waverly (Gabrielle Anwar) decides to head to Innocence, Mississippi, where she spent summers as a child, for some peace and solitude away from the spotlight. Shortly after arriving, Caroline meets the arrogant but charming Tucker Longstreet (Colin Egglesfield), a member of one of the town’s most prominent families, who is quickly smitten by her. But Caroline’s dreams for tranquility turn into a nightmare when she discovers the body of a young woman, the possible victim of a serial killer whom the authorities suspect may be Tucker. Caroline soon discovers that even in a town called Innocence, secrets have no place to hide. Oscar winner and multiple Golden Globe and Emmy nominee Shirley Jones also stars.

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9 June 2011

'Rizzoli' lands a premium pair

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'Rizzoli' lands a premium pair
Alexander, Harmon offer strong chemistry
By David Kronke

When Sasha Alexander auditioned to play the role of the eccentric forensic pathologist Maura Isles opposite Angie Harmon's no-nonsense Boston homicide detective Jane Rizzoli for TNT's "Rizzoli & Isles," their chemistry was immediately evident to everyone in the room.

"She killed it," says Harmon, "but we played a joke on her."

Harmon asked Alexander to try it again.

"I thought, 'Really? I thought it was pretty good,' but then I walked back in, and all the executives stood up and started clapping," Alexander recalls. "They offered me the job on the spot."

Harmon, who previously starred in a couple of iterations of "Law & Order" and "Women's Murder Club," enjoys how the show focuses on character, not just crime procedural trappings.

"Life doesn't just have one storyline," she says. "We get to explore those different aspects of life even around a dead body."

Her favorite moment of season one came in the finale, where Jane intentionally took a bullet.

"Outside of my being an egomaniacal actor, it was such a great moment, that Jane thought of such a great solution that also put her life on line," Harmon says. "It spoke so much about her to me."

Alexander, who previously starred on "NCIS," says her favorite scene came when Maura went on a first date and was hitting it off with the guy until she held his hand.

"She diagnoses him with a rare skin disease and he ends up leaving her," Alexander says. "What I find fun about this role is it goes in directions I don't expect."

Alexander appreciates that Maura is a smart woman who enjoys looking sharp.

"I'm not a character on 'Gossip Girl'; I'm educated," she says. "It was important from the beginning that the clothes not be something that was part of her vanity. This is her uniform. The costumes we look for don't look uncomfortable. They should be a second skin to me."

Both actresses agree that what makes their chemistry pop is their similar senses of humor.

"I make it my ultimate goal to make Angie laugh in a scene," Alexander confesses. "If I can do something to elicit a reaction from her, I've succeeded."

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8 June 2011

Rizzoli Scoop: What's Maura's secret?

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From MegaBuzz:

Any good scoop on Rizzoli & Isles? — Sarah
NATALIE: Maura Isles has a lover! Ian is a ruggedly handsome doctor who works in the Third World — but when he's in America, he's all about Maura, their passionate affair and the secret they'll be attempting to hide from Jane.

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7 June 2011

Tweet Pix of the Day

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@SashaAlexander1 tweeted out:

.@GarnettBurk is not only an amazing hairdresser but he also owns some great shirts! His shirt of the day! http://t.co/JFJZXqc


 

 

5 June 2011

Expect lots of drama on Emmys ballot

ImageJust as with the comedy side of the Emmys equation, there will be a slew of new contenders on the drama front when the official nominating ballots are released on Monday, June 6.(TV academy members have till June 24 at 5:00 pm PT to make their choices. Nominations for the 63rd annual Emmys wiil be revealed on July 14 at 5:35 am PT. ) And many past champs and nominees will be missing in inaction, as their shows have either signed off or are on extended breaks.

Drama Actress: New contenders include Sasha Alexander ("Rizzoli & Isles"), eight-time nominee Kathy Bates ("Harry's Law"), Sarah Wayne Callies ("The Walking Dead"), two time winner of this race in 1989 and 1992 for "China Beach" Dana Delany ("Body of Proof"), Mireille Enos ("The Killing"), Angie Harmon ("Rizzoli & Isles"), Lena Headey ("Game of Thrones"), Piper Perabo ("Covert Affairs"), and Emmy Rossum ("Shameless"). Elisabeth Moss ("Mad Men") is back in this race after dropping down to supporting last year. Absent from the ballot is 2008 and 2009 winner Glenn Close as "Damages" did not air this season.

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4 June 2011

Scoop: Whose having surgery?

ImageShane Saunders has more Rizzoli Scoops & Snippets:

Medical problems, ahoy! Rizzoli & Isles' Jane Rizzoli will be requiring medical surgery in the eighth episode of season two (titled “My Own Worst Enemy”), and who does she ask to do the surgery? Her partner-in-crime Maura Isles, of course! Case-related, Boston P.D. investigates the attacking of a son, whose father has been shot to death. Relationship-related? Well, expect to meet Ian, a potential romantic partner for Isles, whom we meet when Jane’s mother walks in on them. Uh-oh!

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3 June 2011

Tweet Pix of the Day: Doctor Isles at work

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@SashaAlexander1 tweeted out:

Indoor BBQ at work today... :) http://t.co/0oRa9yc


 

 

3 June 2011

New Rizzoli & Isles "The Masterpiece Murders" Game

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Over at the TNT Rizzoli & Isles site they are a new game to play, "The Masterpiece Murders".

Click here for game.


 

 

2 June 2011

Janet Tamaro featured in Showrunners Documentary

Image"Showrunners" is a feature length documentary film about the fascinating world of television showrunners - the writers and producers of US television drama and comedy series. Featuring interviews with showrunners, actors, network execs, casting directors and many more. It is an in depth exploration of the making of modern American television. Watch trailer here

Showrunners Facebook page has a short clip of them getting ready to interview Janet Tamaro on the set of "Rizzoli & Isles"

Showrunners featured:

Damon Lindelof - "LOST"
David Shore - "HOUSE"
Jeff Pinkner & J.H. Wyman - "FRINGE"
David Eick - "BATTLESTAR GALACTICA:BLOOD AND CHROME"
Ronald D. Moore - "BATTLESTAR GALACTICA" & "CAPRICA"
Kurt Sutter - "SONS OF ANARCHY"
Robert & Michelle King - "THE GOOD WIFE"
Dean Devlin - "LEVERAGE"
Steven S. DeKnight - "SPARTACUS:VENGEANCE"
Mark Schwahn - "ONE TREE HILL"
Janet Tamaro - "RIZZOLI & ISLES"
Pam Davis - WRITER - "HOUSE"
James Duff - "THE CLOSER"
Mike Royce - "MEN OF A CERTAIN AGE"
Matthew Carnahan - "HOUSE OF LIES"
Russell T. Davies - "TORCHWOOD"
Anthony LaPaglia - ACTOR - "WITHOUT A TRACE"
Jamie Tarses - "STUDIO 60 ON THE SUNSET STRIP", "MAD LOVE"
Michael Wright - SENIOR VP - TNT/TBS
Ben Silverman - CREATOR/PRODUCER - "UGLY BETTY", "THE TUDORS"

Also here is an article in Variety about the documentary


 

 

2 June 2011

Tweet Pix of the day

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@SashaAlexander1 tweeted out:

On set with the lovely marika dominczyk today! http://t.co/PKh7SbR

 

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@nickiraegeous tweeted out:

Should I be at all alarmed that we have a snake wrangler here on set today, just in case?!? http://t.co/SeyEtWh

 

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@nickiraegeous tweeted out:

I mean, the ground looks like this... No snakes here right?? ;) http://t.co/X3L0ndE

 

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@SashaAlexander1 tweeted out:

Should I be concerned that we have a snake wrangler on set today, just in case? http://yfrog.com/hs90hvij


 

 

2 June 2011

 

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2 June 2011

Script pages of scene from S2 premiere

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RizzlesGirls have posted pages that are included if you download the free Rizzoli & Isles kindle short story called Freaks by Tess Gerritsen.

Click here for pages.


 

 

1 June 2011

Rizzoli & Isles Scoop: Angela is on the case!

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From TV Guide's Mega Buzz:

I can't wait for Rizzoli & Isles to return. Got any spoilers? — Erin
NATALIE: Jane and the rest of the Boston PD will have to pull out all the stops when an undercover officer's daughter is kidnapped. It probably won't surprise you to learn that Jane's busybody mom has a theory about the missing kid, but can you believe that she actually cracks the case?

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1 June 2011

Rizzoli Scoop and TV Guide Scan

Image"I didn't want Jane coming back to work to balloons and a cake; I wanted a reluctant hero," says exec producer Janet Tamaro of where R&I picks up- three months after Jane Rizzoli shot herself to save her brother in the finale. "She experienced a trauma and she's stalling about working again." Not that staying home would be better. In the opener, Jane discovers her parents are divorcing. Still, brighter times are ahead for Jane and Dr. Maura Isles. Translation: "More love interests this season for both," Tamaro says. Jane's high school boyfriend shows up at her hero ceremony. And Maura is dating Jane's surgeon, thought Jane doesn't know. "Both women think about settling down."

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1 June 2011

Rizzoli & Isles to start airing on Showcase in Canada

ImageShaw Media announced today its 2011/12 programming lineup across its specialty channels. With over 35 brand-new, standout series, the collection of 18 specialty channels are sure to continue to dominate the specialty landscape and offer an unrivalled breadth and caliber of programming.

Home to the top-rated cable dramas, Showcase most recently had its biggest fall in four years. This fall, Showcase becomes the exclusive home to two show-stopping series, Royal Pains and Warehouse 13. Viewers can rejoice with the return of the number one scripted original drama Lost Girl and the second season of the sleek spy series Covert Affairs.

Showcase New and Returning Programming Highlights Include:

Rizzoli & Isles, Season 1 [HD] (Network Premiere) WINTER 2012
Rizzoli & Isles follows Boston detective Jane Rizzoli (Angie Harmon) and medical examiner Maura Isles (Sasha Alexander), complete opposites and good friends who solve crimes and bust some of Boston's most notorious criminals. Growing up at opposite ends of the economic spectrum, the two remain strikingly different from one another, but complement each other. Working together they both use their brilliant minds and expertise to solve Boston's most complex cases.

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