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Rizzoli & Isles Postmortem: "There Is a Price to Be Paid" for Jane's Heroism

Angie Harmon

[WARNING: The following story contains spoilers about Tuesday's episode of Rizzoli & Isles. Read at your own risk.]
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Rizzoli & Isles: Meet Frost's Replacement (But Don't Call Her That)

Idara Victor

Rizzoli & Isles is getting a new team member this week, but you might not even realize it at first.

Idara Victor (Turn) joins the drama as Nina Holiday, who's quietly introduced on Tuesday's episode (9/8c, TNT) with such little fanfare that you might assume it's a drive-by guest-starring role. But the low-key debut was a decision executive producer Jan Nash did not take lightly. "I think usually it would be a big deal for any show, but we didn't make it too much of a thing at the beginning," Nash tells TVGuide.com. "We wanted to ease into it given the circumstances."

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Those circumstances, of course, being the death of Lee Thompson Young, who played Det. Barry Frost, last August. After a tribute to Young and Frost in the second episode of the season, Nash had to figure how ...
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Rizzoli & Isles Exclusive First Look: Who's Got a Gun to Paddy's Head?

Rizzoli & Isles

Maura's father, mob boss Paddy Doyle, will finally head to trial next week on Rizzoli & Isles, but it looks like he has a lot more to answer to than murder charges.

In this exclusive first look at Tuesday's episode (9/8c, TNT), Maura (Sasha Alexander), Jane (Angie Harmon) and Korsak (Bruce McGill) find ...
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Who's the Baby Daddy? Who Needs Surgery? 5 Spoilers for Rizzoli & Isles' Winter Premiere

Rizzoli and Isles

Rizzoli & Isles... and baby?

Last we saw Jane (Angie Harmon) and Maura (Sasha Alexander), Lydia (Alexandra Holden) — aka the ex-girlfriend of both Jane's dad Frank (Chazz Palmintieri) and her brother Tommy (Colin Egglesfield) — had left her newborn son on Maura's doorstep. This, of course, was moments ...
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Paddy's Fate! A Secret Comes Out! 6 Teases for Rizzoli & Isles Season 3 Premiere

Angie Harmon and Sasha Alexander

"You guys will make up."

That's what Korsak (Bruce McGill) tells Jane (Angie Harmon) on the Season 3 premiere of Rizzoli & Isles (Tuesday, 9/8c, TNT) about her fractured friendship with Maura (Sasha Alexander).

He may be right, but it looks to be a long road back for the former BFFs. Maura still feels betrayed that Jane shot her estranged father, crime boss Paddy Doyle (John Doman), in the Season 2 finale after having promised that she wasn't going to do anything. That surely can't be something that is forgiven in one episode, right?

So how close are Jane and Maura to letting bygones be bygones? And is Paddy dead? Here are six things to expect on the season premiere.
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Keck's Exclusives: No Ordinary Family Books Cybill Shepherd... and Bruce!

Cybill Shepherd

Attention Moonlighting fans. Cybill Shepherd is returning to ABC — and she's bringing Bruce with her.

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Before you get too amped up over a Dave and Maddie reunion, let me clarify: Cybill will be appearing in an upcoming episode of No Ordinary Family as mom to Julie Benz's character, Stephanie, a scientist who develops superhuman speed in the pilot (airing Sept. 28). Cybill's character, Barbara Crane, has a husband named Alan... read more

Cheers & Jeers: Rizzoli & Isles Cops Out

Lorraine Bracco

Jeers to Rizzoli & Isles for criminally neglecting its high-caliber supporting cast.

Per its title, the hit TNT crime drama follows the cutesy exploits of Beantown galpals Det. Jane Rizzoli (Angie Harmon) and medical examiner Maura Isles (Sasha Alexander). The wildly overqualified and underutilized ensemble includes Emmy nominee Lorraine Bracco (The Sopranos) and Oscar nominee Chazz Palminteri (Bullets Over Broadway) as Rizzoli's stereotypically squabbling mom and dad ... read more

Fall 2007: Everwood Exec Taps Charmed One

New pilot castings, from the Hollywood Reporter:• Alyssa Milano has been tapped to star as a successful Atlanta lawyer — and the daughter of Mary Steenburgen — in Everwood exec producer Rina Mimoun's untitled drama for ABC.• Angie Harmon, who starred in the never-picked-up ABC pilot Secrets of a Small Town, has joined the Alphabet's Women's Murder Club.• Brian Austin Green is a gay writer, and Vanessa Lengies (American Dreams) and Jessica Capshaw are women who work with him, in a comedy pilot from Will & Grace's Max Mutchnick and David Kohan.• Liz Vassey is a biotech whiz in Fox's The Cure.• Johnny Messner is a hotheaded cop in ABC's Judy's Got a Gun.• Bruce McGill (Animal House's D-Day) is military in NBC's Area 52 comedy.• Will Yun Lee (Thief) is a field operative in NBC's The Bionic Woman. Wherefore art thou Oscar Goldman? read more

FILM FACES FLOCK TO FALL

In the latest round of fall-season pilot casting, Bruce McGill (Cinderella Man) has been tapped to play a Chicago crime boss in the ABC drama Enemies... Sean Bean (The Lord of the Rings) will play a federal prosecutor who infiltrates an underworld organization in Fox's Faceless... Jennifer Westfeldt (Kissing Jessica Stein) has joined ABC's Notes from the Underbelly... and Julie Hagerty (Airplane!) is the title character's mom in Fox's Becoming Glen. Also of note: Milo Ventimiglia (Gilmore Girls, and a star of WB's forthcoming The Bedford Diaries) has joined NBC's Heroes, Eric Mabius (The O.C.) plays a fashion-mag boss in ABC's Ugly Betty, and Jaime King (Kitchen Confidential) has the lead in Fox's The Worst Week of My Life. read more

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