TNT is starting to give FX a serious run for its money as the best un-fancy cable channel (that leaves HBO and Showtime out) for original scripted content.
Not only did they save Southland after NBC stupidly canceled it, but Raising the Bar, Leverage, Dark Blue (I love you Logan Marshall-Green!), The Closer and Saving Grace are all excellent shows.
Hoping to continue their winning streak, on July 12 the network premieres Rizzoli and Isles.
The one-hour drama series, based on the Rizzoli/Isles series of novels by Tess Gerritsen, stars Angie Harmon as police detective Jane Rizzoli and Sasha Alexander as medical examiner Dr Maura Isles.
Sasha Alexander is best known for her work on the first two seasons of NCIS while Angie Harmon started her career on Baywatch Nights (how crazy and old school is that?) and Law and Order. Most recently she starred on ABC's Women's Murder Club.
One of the best things about TNT is their ability to create compelling, smart, well-written shows centered on strong female protagonists. Angie Harmon and Sasha Alexander join the fine company of Kyra Sedgwick (The Closer), Holly Hunter (Saving Grace) and Jada Pinkett Smith (Hawthorne).
Rizzoli and Isles premieres July 12 at 10 pm.
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