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 ...
To say Jan Nash came in to Rizzoli & Isles with an unenviable task would be an understatement.
The former Without a Trace producer replaced creator/executive producer Janet Tamaro as showrunner in November, just three months after star Lee Thompson Young committed suicide at age 29. The final episodes of Season 4 were devoid of Young, but his character, Det. Barry Frost, hadn't been written out yet. Instead, he was said to be on vacation visiting his mom...
Will Season 5 be Rizzoli & Isles' best season yet? It's already Angie Harmon's favorite.
"This season is by far my favorite," Harmon says in our exclusive first look at the season below. "What I love about Season 5 is that it's not just about Jane and Maura [Sasha Alexander]."
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Is love in the air for Rizzoli and Isles? No, not like that!
On Rizzoli & Isles' Season 4 finale Tuesday (9/8c, TNT), things get playful between Maura (Sasha Alexander) and Frankie (Jordan Bridges) when she tends to his busted lip. But just as he's about to make ...
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: