TNT has ordered a fifth season of "Rizzoli & Isles" according to a media announcement from TNT on Aug. 15, 2013. "Rizzoli & Isles" is a detective drama starring Angie Harmon and Sasha Alexander. The series air new episodes on Tuesday nights on TNT Television Network.
"Rizzoli & Isles" has been in the news for a sad reason this week, because cast member Lee Thompson Young was found dead in his apartment on Monday morning. Actor Lee Thompson Young dies and Rizzoli & Isles halts production
"Rizzoli & Isles" is a blockbuster hit for TNT, ranking as basic cable’s #1 series for the summer-to-date. The series will end its summer run on Sept. 10 and return in early 2014 for the second half of its fourth season. TNT has ordered 15 episodes for the fifth season, which is slated to begin in summer 2014.
"Rizzoli & Isles" features a female crime fighting duo of opposites. Jane Rizzoli (Harmon) a tough-as-nails Boston police detective Maura Isles (Alexander) is a smart, impeccably dressed medical examiner from a privileged background. The two work together on the tough murder cases and complement each other. They have an off-beat chemistry and have become best friends as well as co-workers.
Rizzoli & Isles also stars Brian Goodman, Jordan Bridges as Frankie Rizzoli. Bruce McGill as Det. Vince Korsak and Lorraine Bracco as Angela Rizzoli. Lee Thompson Young played Det. Barry Frost, Jane Rizzoli's partner.