You'll see a couple new faces on Rizzoli & Isles next season — and lots of familiar ones as well. Chazz Palminteri, Ed Begley Jr. and Chris Vance are among the stars returning to the TNT drama for Season 3, TVGuide.com has learned.
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Meet Maura's mom!
NYPD Blue alum Sharon Lawrence will guest-star on Rizzoli & Isles as Maura's biological mother, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.
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[WARNING: The following story contains major spoilers from the Rizzoli & Isles Season 2 finale. Read at your own risk.]
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Jeers to Rizzoli & Isles for squandering the ample talents of Jacqueline Bisset.
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The sexiest senior citizen alive (can you believe she's 66?) brought a touch of class — as opposed to costar Lorraine Bracco's touch of crass — to TNT's corn-chowder crime drama as Constance Isles, Maura's jet-setting, air-kissing mother. The real crime: R&I utilized Bisset in only a few brief scenes, choosing to focus on a silly case involving a sniper and Revolutionary War re-enactors.
When Rizzoli & Isles returns for Season 2 (Monday at 10/9c), the TNT cop drama picks up just a few months after the harrowing hostage situation in the precinct, which ended with Jane (Angie Harmon) taking a bullet to the gut. The sophomore season will see the homicide detective struggling to get emotionally grounded, while desperately trying to prove she's ready to get back in the field.
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On top of that, Jane and Maura (Sasha Alexander) will be dealing with the return of family members, new love interests and secrets that may cause a rift between our favorite TV duo. Check out what's in store for Season 2: