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Angie Harmon Talks About the 'Rizzoli & Isles' Winter Episodes (VIDEO)

by Alex Moaba, posted Nov 28th 2011 3:00PM
Angie Harmon stars as Detective Jane Rizzoli on TNT's highly-rated detective drama 'Rizzoli & Isles,' which makes its midseason premiere tonight at 10PM ET and features a cameo from Bill O'Reilly. Harmon stopped by 'Live! With Kelly' (weekdays, syndicated on ABC) where she talked about the five-episode "winter season" that will conclude the show's second season, and the challenges of balancing her work and family life.

Harmon told Kelly Ripa and 'Live' guest-host Neil Patrick Harris how the mini-season came into being. "We signed on to do a certain amount of episodes... and because the show is loved ... they added five more episodes ... to which I was like, 'Yay! Wait ..." Harmon's ambivalence stems from the extra time she had to spend away from her family, who lives in North Carolina, while the show shoots in L.A.

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What to Watch: TV Picks for November 28 - December 4

by Laura Prudom, posted Nov 27th 2011 2:00PM

'Gossip Girl' (8PM ET, The CW)

Lily, Charlie and Serena eagerly anticipate the Studio 54 party being thrown in CeCe's (guest star Caroline Lagerfelt) honor. Nate takes on a new role at the Spectator, but his first big story turns out to be about someone he knows all too well. Blair turns to an unlikely person for help.

'House' (9PM ET, Fox) midseason finale
In the fall finale, a prosecutor suffers from what he believes to be cardiac arrest during an interrogation at the witness stand. The team's preliminary diagnosis is hyper-anxiety, but when Adams and Park investigate the patient's home and find a hidden arsenal of firearms, they uncover a more alarming and deep-seated psychological disorder. Also, Wilson becomes obsessed with proving that House is hiding something in his home, Park slowly comes out of her social shell and Foreman's lack of romantic relationships piques the interest of Taub and Chase.

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Angie Harmon Gives a Glimpse of 'Rizzoli and Isles' Season Two on 'The View' (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Jul 11th 2011 5:45PM
Angie Harmon talks about season two of 'Rizzoli and Isles' on 'The View'Angie Harmon's Boston Police detective Jane Rizzoli was the proverbial tough-as-nails cop on season one of 'Rizzoli and Isles.' But she doesn't start off season two that way, and as Harmon said Monday on 'The View' (weekdays, syndicated on ABC), her character will get a little softening this season, which premieres tonight at 10PM ET on TNT.

A clip from the new season found Rizzoli sitting on a couch feeling anti-social, nursing an addiction to The Shopping Channel, and looking rather unlike a woman ready to go out and bust some perps. "The first season was all about Jane being sort of Boston P.D.'s own Rottweiler," said Harmon. "This season, season two, is all about, you know, she doesn't have all the answers, she is more vulnerable, there are cracks in the armor."

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Freeze! Order in the Court! Our 11 Favorite Legal Ladies on TV

by Maggie Furlong, posted Jul 7th 2011 12:30PM
Rizzoli & IslesThere are plenty of law-abiding characters on TV, but we're particularly fond of the ladies who wield badges and shout "objection!" in courtrooms to keep our airwaves safe.

With the return of 'Rizzoli & Isles' (Season 2 premieres Mon., July 11, 10PM ET on TNT) -- where stars Angie Harmon and Sasha Alexander battle Boston bad guys as a detective and medical examiner team -- we salute those cops and lawyers who help maintain law and order (some of them are even on 'Law & Order') on TV.

Of course, all of the current TV cops on our list have some iconic legal ladies to thank, including 'Police Woman''s Pepper Anderson (Angie Dickinson); Claudette Wyms (CCH Pounder) on 'The Shield'; and the dynamic duo of 'Cagney & Lacey' (Sharon Gless and Tyne Daly), just to name a few.

And we can't forget their legal counterparts either, with beloved barristers like Susan Dey's Grace van Owen on 'L.A. Law'; Sarah McKenzie (Catherine Bell) on 'JAG'; the ladies of 'Boston Legal,' 'The Practice' and 'Ally McBeal'; Markie Post's Christine Sullivan on 'Night Court'; and Harmon herself, as 'Law & Order''s ADA Abbie Carmichael.

These pros all helped pave the moral way for what's now one of the most popular professions for women on TV. Here, 11 of our current favorite female TV cops and lawyers.

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Rizzoli Is Shot in the Line of Duty on 'Rizzoli & Isles' (VIDEO)

by Aimee Deeken, posted Sep 14th 2010 9:10AM
Rizzoli Is Shot in the Line of DutyOn 'Rizzoli & Isles' (Mon., 10PM ET on TNT), a dirty cop (Bobby) has trapped Detective Jane Rizzoli and her colleague and friend Maura Isles inside the Boston police station. When Bobby decides to escape, he thinks dragging Rizzoli along with him is a good idea.

It does start out that way: Her body sufficiently blocks his from the vigilant officers standing outside. No one can get a clean shot at him without endangering Rizzoli. "Drop the gun, Bobby! Don't make it worse on yourself -- let her go!" shouts Detective Korsak.

Rizzoli screms, "Shoot him! Just shoot him!" But nobody budges. The detective takes matters into her own hands -- and Isles witnesses the horrific turn of events.

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An Awkward Family Encounter on 'Rizzoli & Isles' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Sep 7th 2010 4:23AM
'Rizzoli & Isles'Many adopted children go through life wondering if they'll ever meet a blood relative. But we'll bet none of them get a first encounter quite like the one Maura Isles got on 'Rizzoli & Isles' (Mon. 10PM on TNT). While conducting the autopsy of a master identity thief, the DNA results come back with an apparent problem.

Jane Rizzoli, who was there working the case of the thief, tried to convince Isles that mistakes can happen and that it's no big deal to just send another sample. But it's not the fact of potential contamination that had Isles so disturbed. it's what the lab results meant.

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Jane Can't Commit to a Relationship on 'Rizzoli & Isles' (VIDEO)

by Aimee Deeken, posted Aug 31st 2010 8:00AM
Jane Rizzoli Can't Commit on 'Rizzoli & Isles'Is Jane Rizzoli a commitment-phobe? Not exactly. She just can't commit to another officer, she reveals on 'Rizzoli & Isles' (Mon., 10PM ET on TNT). Sure, she would love being together -- the dinners, movies, reading the Sunday newspaper... All of that stuff.

But then, she explains, "You would ask me where I was going, and what case was I working on, and did I have backup ... And you would worry. I'm not, I'm not ready for that. I'm not ready for someone like you."

He agrees: He would ask her all those things and would worry when her job got dangerous. So do they end things? Check the video to find out.

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Rizzoli Catches Criminal While Running a Marathon (VIDEO)

by Aimee Deeken, posted Aug 24th 2010 9:00AM
Rizzoli Catches a Criminal During a MarathonThe baddy on 'Rizzoli & Isles' (Mon., 10PM ET on TNT) is a runner. Not just the kind that run from the cops -- the kind that run marathons. No matter. Detective Jane Rizzoli is in excellent shape.

But the victim's sister is after the rapist too, and sees the race as an opportunity to hunt him down and shoot him. Will Rizzoli catch up to them both in time?

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Kissing a Girl on 'Rizzoli & Isles' - Is Angie Harmon's Character a Secret Lesbian? (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Aug 17th 2010 5:29AM
Kissing a Girl on 'Rizzoli & Isles' - Is Angie Harmon's Character a Secret Lesbian?There have already been some rumors that 'Rizzoli & Isles' is secretly a slightly, well, "lesbian" kind of show. ... And frankly, we're all in favor of that. But the cop drama seems to want to tease us with the question of whether its main characters are gay or not. Maybe the latest episode will give us some answers?

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On tonight's show (Mon., 10PM ET on TNT), Jane Rizzoli has to go undercover to solve a murder. Well, that's pretty standard stuff for this series. But Jane (played by Angie Harmon) has to infiltrate a lesbian bar in order to catch the killer. And -- as if that wasn't enough already -- then she starts seducing the sexy female barmaid.

At this point, the soundtrack to the show becomes sort of "porn-y," for lack of a better word. "You know," Jane says to the bartender, "you said if I was ever feeling ... adventurous." Next, the barmaid leans in for a kiss. Is this the big 'Rizzoli & Isles' reveal that we've been waiting for?

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'Rizzoli & Isles' - Trying to Fit in With the Rich Folks ... and Failing (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Aug 10th 2010 1:40AM
'Rizzoli & Isles' - Trying to Fit in With the Rich Folks ... and FailingIt can be tough, trying to enter a different world. On the latest episode of 'Rizzoli & Isles' (Mon., 10PM ET on TNT), the pair of detectives investigate a murder that takes place in a very upper-crusty, wealthy sort of place.

[Spoiler alert.]

The murder in question involves an extremely posh son of an upper-class Boston family. Now, Jane and Maura (played by Angie Harmon and Sasha Alexander) must mix with the rich folks in order to solve the case.

Sadly, Jane doesn't really know what she's doing. Hanging out with wealthy people is surprisingly complicated!

... For instance, when you have dinner with rich people, there are so many forks and utensils to use. Jane just tries to navigate a simple meal, but still, she messes up. She can't even manage to eat some fish without getting in trouble.

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Mark-Paul Gosselaar Talks Murder on 'Rizzoli and Isles' and 'Graphic' 'Weeds' Scene

by PopEater Staff, posted Aug 9th 2010 5:30PM
Mark-Paul Gosselaar's fictitious high school days are far behind him -- very far. This year alone he'll play a suspected killer, a rebellious lawyer with a sense of humor and a bartender lusting after a drug-dealing mother of three.

Gosselaar finds himself returning to TNT (home of his former show 'Raising the Bar,' and newest project, 'Franklin & Bash,') to guest star as a wealthy murder suspect on Angie Harmon and Sasha Alexander's sultry crime drama, 'Rizzoli & Isles' (Mon., Aug. 9, 10PM ET).

'Whether they've done the most horrible things, there's always good behind a character," Gosselaar told Popeater.com about his wide range of characters.

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Rizzoli's Badge Comes in Handy with Devious Car Dealer (VIDEO)

by Aimee Deeken, posted Aug 3rd 2010 9:45AM
Rizzoli Flashes Badge for Devious Car DealerYou may make some enemies as a cop, but bearing the badge has its advantages, too. On 'Rizzoli & Isles' (Mon., 10PM ET on TNT), Jane Rizzoli's mom is sold a lemon, and the detective heads back to the car dealership to set things right.

At first the salesman doesn't budge: "According to the law, we're not responsible for abuse, negligence or accidents once the car leaves our lot," he says.

The law? She flashes her badge and asks to see documentation and titles for all the vehicles. Does he rescind the sale and return Angela's trade-in?

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TNT Renews 'The Closer,' 'Leverage,' and 'Rizzoli and Isles'

by Chris Harnick, posted Jul 30th 2010 3:20PM
The CloserTo say TNT "knows drama" is an understatement. The cable network known for churning out fan-favorite crime dramas has just renewed three shows, including 'The Closer,' one of its biggest hits.

Joining 'The Closer' in renewal is 'Leverage' and the freshman drama 'Rizzoli & Isles.' 'The Closer' and 'Leverage' received a 15-episode order each, 'Rizzoli & Isles' was picked up for 13.

"TNT has enjoyed tremendous success on Sunday and Monday nights with 'Leverage,' 'The Closer' and 'Rizzoli & Isles,'" Michael Wright, executive vice president and head of programming for TNT, TBS and Turner Classic Movies, said in a statement. "All three shows feature terrific casts, sharp writing and top-notch production teams. We look forward to continued success with new seasons in 2011."

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Maura Gives Date a Medical Diagnosis on 'Rizzoli & Isles' (VIDEO)

by Aimee Deeken, posted Jul 20th 2010 8:43AM
Maura Gives Date Scary Medical Diagnosis on 'Rizzoli & Isles'There's a reason that medical examiner Dr. Maura Isles is more comfortable around the dead than the living, as evidenced by her personal life. A first date starts off well for Maura on 'Rizzoli & Isles' (Mon., 10PM ET on TNT). He seems really into her, and even leans across the table for a kiss.

Then she feels his face and says, "Your skin is a little rough." Holding his hand, she adds, "Abnormal joint flexibility."
"I would be happy to show you that later," Nate says flirtatiously.

But she persists in doctor mode, inquiring as to whether he has flat feet or is nearsighted. After she diagnoses him with a genetic disorder, Nate says, "If this is your idea of foreplay, it's not working."

When he abruptly stands up, Maura is surprised and confused. He's leaving -- to go call his doctor. Seriously, she didn't see that comin'?

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Kicking Butt on 'Rizzoli and Isles' Series Premiere (VIDEO)

by Chris Harnick, posted Jul 13th 2010 10:20AM
Rizzoli & IslesNot even duct tape can keep Detective Rizzoli down on the series premiere of 'Rizzoli & Isles' (Mon., 10PM on TNT).

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