TNT Renews 'Rizzoli & Isles' for Third Season

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TNT has renewed Warner Horizon Television's Rizzoli & Isles for a 15-episode third season to launch in summer 2012.

The second season, which premiered this summer with 8.6 million viewers, will take a brief hiatus from the drama network's Monday schedule after Sept. 12, returning in November and December.

"This summer, Rizzoli & Isles has proven that last year's record-breaking ratings were just the beginning of this show's remarkable track record," said Michael Wright, executive vice president and head of programming for TNT, TBS and Turner Classic Movies. "With a terrific cast, a top-notch production team and the kind of stories TNT fans crave, Rizzoli & Isles is poised to continue its success alongside blockbuster TNT series like The Closer and Falling Skies."

Rizzoli & Isles is produced by Warner Horizon Television, Janet Tamaro's Hurdler Productions and Bill Haber's Ostar Productions. Tamaro, who developed the series for television, serves as executive producer alongside Haber for the second season. Joel Fields and Michael Zinberg also serve as executive producers.

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