April 2012 Archives  

27 April 2012

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@hildrethmark tweeted:

Shooting Rizzoli & Isles at Mary Pickford's old house. Enh, not bad http://yfrog.com/h8n1ccoj

 


 

 

25 April 2012

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@SashaAlexander1 tweeted:

Dumpster Diving! http://say.ly/xAm39CY

 

 

 

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@PauleyP tweeted:

Me & @SashaAlexander1 from #NCIS season 1 As you requested! Love you Sha! http://twitpic.com/9da35s


 

 

25 April 2012

Janet Tamaro Answers Fan Questions Season 3 - Week 7

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Question from H'eather Rizziggleose:
Are the cast members given any input on the scripts? Do they ever ask for different dialogue or disagree with something that's been written?

Janet's response:
I think of the actors as my partners. We've been doing this together for nearly three years. Because so much time and effort goes into each script (weeks and weeks), by the time they get the script, it's pretty close to what you see on screen. They're very respectful of my/my writers' process – as I am of theirs. If there is dialogue or action that is "bumping" them (Hollywood talk for, "This doesn't make sense"), we will have a conversation and sort it out.

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24 April 2012

Tweet Pix of the Day

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@Angie_Harmon tweeted:

Ok.. DAYTIME!!! I have y'all Til 8!! Get up & make it your best!! We r already on the turnaround of scene 1!! http://pic.twitter.com/NagKC5H7


 

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@Angie_Harmon tweeted:

Ps. Outfit of the yesterday http://pic.twitter.com/Shqk2K5u

 


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@SashaAlexander1 tweeted:

Went to a Masquerade Ball last night. There were even performers on stilts...So fun! http://say.ly/AGI38rN


 

 

24 April 2012

TV Choice interviews Sasha

ImageSasha Alexander and Angie Harmon have brought writer Tess Gerritsen’s smart medical examiner Maura Isles and tough Boston detective Jane Rizzoli to life on the small screen. Now the second series of Rizzoli & Isles heads towards a dramatic climax that threatens the pair’s close friendship…

TVChoice speaks to Sasha Alexander, whose credits include NCIS and Dawson's Creek, about the show, dead bodies, Sophia Loren and being dubbed in foreign languages…

The first season of Rizzoli & Isles ended in a hail of bullets. Is there another cliff hanger ending to this series?
There is.

What was the reaction to that in America?
People were really shocked because it was intense. But I think that they were mostly worried about, and most interested in seeing during season three, how this will affect Maura and Jane moving forward.

Jacqueline Bissett returns to play your mum Constance Isles in the final episode. What's it like working with her?
Oh she is so amazing. She is so beautiful and hasn’t had a load of plastic surgery done to her face. I looked at her and said, 'God you haven’t done anything to yourself.' She's just beautiful, smart and really funny. We've had a really good time. She hasn't done a lot of television so it's been fun to have her around. I like the storyline we've had to do, the mother-daughter relationship, which is unique to see on this type of show.

The third season of Rizzoli & Isles starts during June in America. Have you any inkling about what’s going to happen?
We have some inkling but not too much.

 

So they like to keep you in suspense as well?
Yeah. But I will tell you that from Maura's perspective, I feel like the situation she's in at the end of season two really changes her. I think it deepens the relationship with Jane. I think that there is definitely going to be love interest involved this year. The crimes are continuing to be very strong and it's overall really growing in direction. I'm feeling that there is a lot of synergy between all the characters, there's a lot happening personally and in work.

Although Rizzoli & Isles isn't as graphic as CSI, did you go to any real autopsies as research for playing Maura?
I did. When I worked on NCIS I went to some autopsies for that. Also, working with David McCallum who plays Ducky, I was able to sit in on a lot of stuff and watch him. So I knew what the job entailed. It was a question of how do I make that my own, and how do I make this feminine, fashionable, educated woman believable as this scientific brainiac?

We do have a real-life detective on the show as our technical adviser, Detective Russell Grant, and he will be there and help me through the scenes in terms of understanding what tools I would use, how I would hold them, what I would do.

I'm actually planning on going back in a month or so to visit a new facility that they have in Los Angeles.

Are there any anecdotes from filming you’d like to share?
In the autopsy rooms we have actors playing dead, but it's not easy, it's really hard because you can't move anything. We were laughing not long ago because they had cast one of the dead bodies and he only had nine toes, and the costume person put a pair of flip flops on him. We were like, 'Why are there flip flops?'

We laugh a lot and there are so many things to get very grossed out about. We’re like two girls in a locker room.

So they like to keep you in suspense as well?
Yeah. But I will tell you that from Maura's perspective, I feel like the situation she's in at the end of season two really changes her. I think it deepens the relationship with Jane. I think that there is definitely going to be love interest involved this year. The crimes are continuing to be very strong and it's overall really growing in direction. I'm feeling that there is a lot of synergy between all the characters, there's a lot happening personally and in work.

Although Rizzoli & Isles isn’t as graphic as CSI, did you go to any real autopsies as research for playing Maura?
I did. When I worked on NCIS I went to some autopsies for that. Also, working with David McCallum who plays Ducky, I was able to sit in on a lot of stuff and watch him. So I knew what the job entailed. It was a question of how do I make that my own, and how do I make this feminine, fashionable, educated woman believable as this scientific brainiac?

We do have a real-life detective on the show as our technical adviser, Detective Russell Grant, and he will be there and help me through the scenes in terms of understanding what tools I would use, how I would hold them, what I would do.

I'm actually planning on going back in a month or so to visit a new facility that they have in Los Angeles.

Are there any anecdotes from filming you’d like to share?
In the autopsy rooms we have actors playing dead, but it's not easy, it's really hard because you can't move anything. We were laughing not long ago because they had cast one of the dead bodies and he only had nine toes, and the costume person put a pair of flip flops on him. We were like, 'Why are there flip flops?'

We laugh a lot and there are so many things to get very grossed out about. We're like two girls in a locker room.

You're a mum of two (Lucia, five, and Leonardo, 16 months). How difficult is it juggling work, learning scripts, and a new baby?
You do get half a year to yourself, so that helps, but when we are shooting it is challenging for Angie and myself. Angie has three children and they live on the other side of the country in North Carolina, and we shoot in Los Angeles. I live in LA so I'm lucky because my family is here, but it is tough. We work on average 12 to 15 hour days.

We had a favourite moment when Angie and I were shooting a scene where we had to be very dirty in a beaten up car, water was coming in, and we were in a dangerous situation. It was a very unglamorous moment and Angie looked at me and said, 'Mommy I want to be an actress!' People don't realise how unglamorous it can be, and it is a lot of work. It makes the weekends family time. My friends have to understand I don't really have any time for myself or to go out that much. It's work and it's family while I'm shooting.

You produce as well as act. When you're away from Rizzoli & Isles do you plunge yourself into other projects or are you taking a little step back because of the baby?
The producing stuff — I have a couple of film projects I have been working on. One that I'm writing. One that I'm doing with my husband, Edoardo Ponti. When I'm not shooting the show I’m working on those.

This past year I didn't want to do a movie or anything because I had just had the baby and went right back to work about six weeks later, so I really needed a break and I just wanted to be with my baby and family and recover. Six months is a lot of work and when you’re done you just don't want to do anything. It depends also on the project. If something comes along that's really exciting and I feel like I can't not do, I'll speak to my husband and figure out what makes sense for us because he's a director. We try to always have one of us at home.

Talking of your husband Edoardo, isn't Sophia Loren your mother-in-law? Are you always asking her anecdotes about Hollywood?
Ha Ha! Not so much any more, but there are always great stories. How can you not asking about everyone and everything? She was in a very different time and she is fascinated by how quickly we work now. When she did movies she would have months to prepare. It was different. But she has the utmost respect for me and my work and I'm very lucky — she's amazing. I complain to her and she'll laugh and help me out.

You came to England to study with the RSC and Cecily Barry when you were younger. What do you remember about your time in London?
I was in high school so I didn't venture off a whole lot but I remember it being really cold. I didn’t have one in LA but I remember needing a coat and a scarf. But it was beautiful.

I love London. It's my husband Edoardo's favourite city and we love it. We talk about the possibility of moving there some time in the future, so we're big fans of the UK. I love everything about London — I love the people, the energy, the fashion, the restaurants, the buildings. I always say to people when they go to Europe you have to go there.

Is it true you are learning French at the moment so that you can apply for French citizenship?
Yes. My husband is a French citizen, he was born and raised in Geneva and Paris, and so are my children. After a certain amount of years I could become one as well, and I feel if I'm going to be, then I should certainly speak the language. I'm not sure if they will give me one if I don't!

You already speak Italian, Croatian, Serbian and English, so when they come to release the Rizzoli & Isles DVDs in those countries you don’t need to get someone to dub your voice, you can do it yourself!
I wish I could because they always choose somebody whose voice is much higher than mine. All my friends in Europe that watch the French one say that the voice really doesn’t have my tone and I heard that Angie's as well in German is so high, and she's got a very deep voice, so it's kind of funny when you don't get to do it yourself.

I do know the woman in Italy though. I actually chose her, I said, 'She's going to do me.' It's a very difficult experience. The voice has so much to do with a person's character. What you hear can entirely change your perspective on the show so it's interesting to me when somebody is chosen that hasn't at all got the right tone.

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22 April 2012

Gallery Update

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Added to the Magazine Scans Gallery:

Diva May 2012
TV Serien Highlights May 2012 (Thanks Andrea)

Added to the Promotional Items Gallery:

2010 T-shirt Gift to Crew
2010 TNT Emmy DVD

Added to the Episodic Stills Gallery:

EP301 What Doesn't Kill You


 

 

21 April 2012

Tweet Pix of the Day

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@SashaAlexander1 tweeted:

Cuddling with my new pillow... Thanks @katedinozzo!!! http://say.ly/sHm3830


 

 

21 April 2012

New Sasha image

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Corbis has posted a solo shot of Sasha from the TV Guide photoshoot last year.


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21 April 2012

Rizzoli & Isles on cover of German mag TV Serien Highlights

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The show is featured in the magazine with a 6 page episode guide with lots of photos,an A3 Poster of the ladies and collector's postcard.

Update:Scans of Article

Thanks to Andrea for the info.


 

 

20 April 2012

Tweet Pix of the Day

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@Angie_Harmon tweeted:

Studebaker, 56 http://instagr.am/p/JnbQMANlWw/

 

 


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@Angie_Harmon tweeted:

Just posted a photo http://instagr.am/p/Jnb-0LNlXH/

 

 

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@haircolordiva tweeted:

Thank you @Lorraine_Bracco for the delicious #sprinkles #CupCakes my tummy is happy and my taste buds are overjoyed. http://pic.twitter.com/KsXr2oai

 


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@haircolordiva tweeted:

A sea of cupcakes thanks to @Lorraine_Bracco http://pic.twitter.com/bHOmAynk


 

 

19 April 2012

Tweet Pix of the Day

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@Angie_Harmon tweeted:

It's called "the climb" http://instagr.am/p/Jk1IaOtlTT/

 


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@Angie_Harmon tweeted:

THANK YOU!!! http://pic.twitter.com/I0EVjpnq

 

 

 

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@Angie_Harmon tweeted:

Just posted a photo http://instagr.am/p/JlyikMNlaB/

 


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@haircolordiva tweeted:

BruceMcGill... chilaxing on set after lunch during a lighting set up. http://yfrog.com/c9pqn2j

 

 

 

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@haircolordiva tweeted:

gonna post a picture of Angie's hair (ya'll). #StayTuned the light hit is it just right & you can see all the detail. #LoveHerHair

Angie Harmon #RavenLocks http://yfrog.com/3tvk2gj


 

 

18 April 2012

Janet Tamaro Answers Fan Questions Season 3 - Week 6

ImageQuestion from Sam Floyd:
Is Jane the only one that shot at Isles's father?

Janet's response:
Nope. Agent Dean fired the first round.

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Question from Karen Ascetta:
Do you have a favorite scene you've written, if you can tell us what is it?

Janet's response:
This is a hard one ... Are we playing, "Stump the showrunner"? It’s like you're asking who's my favorite child. I'm gonna think about this question and get back to you. I promise I will.

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17 April 2012

Tweet Pix of the Day

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@Angie_Harmon tweeted:

Outfit of the day... http://pic.twitter.com/Jx94Wl4T

 


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@Angie_Harmon tweeted:

C'mon! We're going to VEGAS!! http://pic.twitter.com/jD9uq2de


 

 

17 April 2012

Photos of Cast on Location

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Check out photos from today of the cast on location.

Zimbio.com Set 1

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14 April 2012

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@Angie_Harmon tweeted:

An actor prepares http://instagr.am/p/JXuSmltlUd/


 

 

12 April 2012

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@Angie_Harmon tweeted:

Look of the day... http://pic.twitter.com/ml4eSI5b

 

 

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@Angie_Harmon tweeted:

Shoe of the day http://pic.twitter.com/z9mAu2le

 

 

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@haircolordiva tweeted:

Yeah, Gifts! Janet T gave the Crew a BPA Free reusable water bottle. http://pic.twitter.com/yiYtRY03


 

 

12 April 2012

Gallery Update

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Added to Magazine Gallery:

TV Guide April 16-20, 2012

Added to S3 Behind the Scenes:

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12 April 2012

German station VOX to start showing Season 2 in May

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VOX, which starting airing Rizzoli & Isles season 1 on March 14, will go back to back with seasons 1 and 2.

Season 2 will start airing on May 23.

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11 April 2012

Rizzoli & Isles Q&A: Executive Producer Janet Tamaro

ImageGet To Know Rizzoli & Isles Executive Producer Janet Tamaro

As fans prepare to dive into a new season with their favorite Boston crime solvers, we checked in with Janet Tamaro to get her thoughts about the show she developed based on characters created by author Tess Gerritsen. The third season premieres Tuesday, June 5th at 9 p.m. (ET/PT).

Q: What are you most excited about this season?
A: I’m really excited about the stories. I’m also excited by the fact that we’ve seen all of these characters, particularly Jane and Maura, evolve onscreen. They have more complex flavors and are more nuanced this season.

Q: Do you have a favorite Rizzoli & Isles episode from the past two seasons?
A: That’s like asking me who’s my favorite kid (which is usually the one who emptied the dishwasher last). I have to say I still love the pilot episode and the two season finales.

Q: What’s the best part of your job?
A: The best part of my job is watching what happens after what’s in my head makes its way (laboriously and painfully) onto the page and then finally to the screen. I love to see these phenomenal actors breathe life into the story, the dialogue, the theme and the intent behind it all. And I love the final mix on the screen, because so much work has gone into every one of these episodes from so many creative, talented hands.

Q: Do you have any writing rituals?
A: Yeah, a bunch of dumb ones. I never throw away brads (those metal things that hold scripts together). I must drink a flat, extra-hot latte before I write. And I pace…a lot. Maybe I need a treadmill so I can pace and write at the same time.

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10 April 2012

First Look: Angie Harmon Plays a Hooker!

ImageAfter last season's cliff-hanger on TNT's Rizzoli & Isles (the BFFs were at a major crossroads), executive producer Janet Tamaro wanted Season 3 to start with a bang. Then it hit her: Who would be disappointed at seeing Angie Harmon (Rizzoli) in a hooker outfit? "The story line just crackled from there," Tamaro says. "The only problem was, we couldn't get her out of character!"

The scene is part of a flashback in the June 5 opener. "We go back to Jane's undercover drug-investigation roots and the day she first meets Maura," Tamaro says. Back in the present, Maura (Sasha Alexander) still feels betrayed that Jane shot her estranged father, Doyle, last season. (Don't worry, the ladies will eventually reconcile).

And the drama only escalates from there: Jane's soldier love interest returns from Afghanistan with a troubling secret, Maura falls for a motivational speaker (Eddie Cibrian) and Jane's dad (Chazz Palminteri) has a dalliance with a 28-year-old woman with baggage. "She may or may not be dallying with Jane's brother, Tommy, too," Tamaro says. "Just expect a whole lot of juicy trouble."

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9 April 2012

Janet Tamaro Answers Fan Questions Season 3 - Week 5

ImageQuestion from Emily Taylor:
How long til J & M are back to LLBFF status? Multiple epis with them mad would break my wee fan heart.

Janet's response:
I'd hate to break a big heart much less a wee one ... You'll have to wait and see - but to keep your heart whole, here's a hint: I decided to split the difference. I wanted to see them make-up on camera. But they had a time limit ...

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6 April 2012

Tweet Pix of the Day

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@SashaAlexander1 tweeted:

What do you think about Maura's new hair?! http://say.ly/nsa1HQq

 

 

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@SashaAlexander1 tweeted:

1:30am an that's a wrap!!! http://say.ly/VQv1HSR

 

 

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@Angie_Harmon tweeted:

Playing Easter Bunny is FUN!! http://pic.twitter.com/9lAitJKi

 

 

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@ValerieWaters tweeted:

Check out this pic! @SashaAlexander1 Looking hot on the set of Rizzoli and Isles. http://ow.ly/i/y7ri


 

 

6 April 2012

Watch Colin Egglesfield in The Client List this Sunday on Lifetime

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Tune in on Sundays at 10pm on Lifetime to watch Colin play "Evan Parks" in the series.

The Client List official site

Photos from the series launch party


 

 

5 April 2012

Tweet Pix of the Day

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@SashaAlexander1 tweeted:

My little set visitor this morning walked me to hair and make up... He's the cutest!!! http://say.ly/nzK1Hc1

 

 

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@censorthis tweeted:

April 3rd - Shooting a scene in building 213. @ Paramount Studios: Building 213 http://instagr.am/p/JAZDPgMghQ/

 

 


 

 

4 April 2012

Tweet Pix of the Day

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@Angie_Harmon tweeted:

Look of the day... & Kevin http://pic.twitter.com/Tfalxbbt

 

 

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@Angie_Harmon tweeted:

Shoe of the day http://pic.twitter.com/ie31G2Tu

 

 

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@Angie_Harmon tweeted:

YAYYYY! 1 of my dearest that believed in me from day 1 & helped start my career!! @MichaelKors !!! http://pic.twitter.com/YoMjF2Av

 

 

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@MichaelKors tweeted:

Just ran into @Angie_Harmon in LA! She was my favorite fit model in the 90's! #love http://instagr.am/p/I-BTCaHLi1/

 

 

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@haircolordiva tweeted:

Me tending to some wig action on a dummy http://pic.twitter.com/XTt5MFwA

 

 

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@haircolordiva tweeted:

My sneaker of the day because I cant wear sexy shoes to work like @Angie_Harmon http://pic.twitter.com/zfSYQwc7


 

 

3 April 2012

Tweet Pix of the Day

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@SashaAlexander1 tweeted:

Hey @jamielynn0381, thanks so much for the t-shirt! LOVE it!!! xo http://say.ly/iNC1Gn2

 

 

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@Angie_Harmon tweeted:

Hey @jamielynn0381 !! Thank u so much for my shirt!! I LOVE IT!! http://pic.twitter.com/26Gf3Bmr

 

 

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@Angie_Harmon tweeted:

Outfit of the day!! http://pic.twitter.com/g5FPFnmE

 

 

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@Angie_Harmon tweeted:

Ready for tomorrow! Start the week off w/ a KICK!! http://pic.twitter.com/UyfQXkTf


 

 

3 April 2012

New pic over at TNT website

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TNT is changing up their site and they posted this new pic of the ladies from last year's photoshoot.

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3 April 2012

Janet Tamaro Answers Fan Questions Season 3 - Week 4

ImageQuestion from Taylor Clancy:
What are you going to be focusing on this coming season? More of Jane & Maura's relationships or personal lives? Any new drama?

Janet's response:
Yes – and so much new drama, I'm worried we won't be able to tell all the stories I've got planned. Jane will have some heartbreak. Maura's family life will get more complicated. Frank Sr. will be back to throw a few big rocks into the middle of the lake, as will youngest kid, Tommy. That's just a little taste of this upcoming season.

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