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Ten fun facts about Rizzoli & Isles


1. " Hit Drama Based on Best-Selling Novels"

The hit one-hour drama series, "Rizzoli & Isles", is based on the best-selling series of novels by Tess Gerritsen. The novels follow the adventures of Boston detective Jane Rizzoli and medical examiner Maura Isles as they solve a variety of complex and thrilling cases. The show has been praised for its strong female leads and its ability to combine crime-solving with a strong sense of friendship and camaraderie. Fans of the show have been delighted to see the characters brought to life on the small screen, and the show has become a fan favorite since its debut in 2010.

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2. " The True Story Behind the Hit Crime Drama"

The hit crime drama series "Rizzoli & Isles" draws its backstory from the novel "The Apprentice" by Tess Gerritsen. The novel follows the story of a female medical student who is forced to become an apprentice to a morgue attendant in order to gain access to a secret autopsy report. This unique plotline inspired the show's creators to create a series that follows the lives of two female detectives, Jane Rizzoli and Maura Isles, as they work together to solve crimes in Boston.

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3. " 7.55 million viewers tuned in for premiere"

The premiere episode of the hit crime drama series "Rizzoli & Isles" was an instant success, with an impressive 7.55 million viewers tuning in to watch. This impressive viewership was a strong indication of the show's popularity, and it has since gone on to become one of the most successful crime dramas on television. The show has been praised for its strong characters, gripping storylines, and its ability to keep viewers hooked with its suspenseful and thrilling plotlines.

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4. Second Most Watched Cable Program

On the evening of July 12, 2010, the crime drama series "Rizzoli & Isles" was the second most-watched cable program, with a total of 6.2 million viewers. It was only narrowly beaten by its lead-in, "The Closer", which had an impressive 6.31 million viewers - a difference of 110,000. This impressive viewership is a testament to the show's popularity and success.

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5. " Cable TV History's Biggest Hit"

The premiere of "Rizzoli & Isles" set a record as the highest-rated debut for a commercial-supported cable series, making it the most successful series launch in cable television history. Furthermore, it was the second-highest debut ever for a basic cable TV series, demonstrating the show's immense popularity and success.

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6. " 7 Seasons of Crime Drama"

The crime drama series "Rizzoli & Isles" premiered in 2010 and quickly became a hit, with its debut episode attracting 7.2 million viewers - second only to the 2008 premiere of "Raising the Bar", which drew an impressive 7.7 million viewers during its commercial-free debut. This impressive viewership has continued throughout the show's seven-season run, with the series finale in 2016 drawing in an audience of 5.2 million viewers.

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7. " The Friendship That Captured the World"

The hit show "Rizzoli & Isles" follows the unlikely friendship between two very different women. Jane Rizzoli (Angie Harmon) is a tough-as-nails cop with a take-no-prisoners attitude and a penchant for tomboyish activities. In stark contrast, Dr. Maura Isles (Sasha Alexander) is a brilliant and eccentric medical examiner, with a much more feminine and gentle demeanor. Despite their differences, these two friends have formed an unbreakable bond that has captivated audiences around the world.

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8. Angie Harmon: America's Favorite Detective

Angie Harmon is an American actress and fashion model who is best known for her role as Detective Jane Rizzoli on the TNT series "Rizzoli & Isles". She has also appeared in numerous films and television shows, including "Law & Order", "Baywatch Nights", and "Agent Cody Banks". In addition to her acting career, Harmon has also been a successful fashion model, appearing in campaigns for Calvin Klein, Maybelline, and Olay.

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9. Angie Harmon: From Model to TV Detective

Before becoming an international star for her roles in Baywatch Nights and Law & Order, Angie Harmon had already made a name for herself as a successful model. She graced the covers of magazines such as Elle and Glamour, and was featured in campaigns for brands like Maybelline and Calvin Klein. Her success in the modeling world eventually led to her breakout role as Detective Abbie Carmichael in Law & Order, and later as Detective Jane Rizzoli in the hit show Rizzoli & Isles.

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10. Alexandra Holden: From Dawson's Creek to Rizzoli & Isles

Actress Alexandra Holden has had a long and varied career, appearing in a number of popular television shows and films. She is perhaps best known for her role as Gretchen Witter, the sister of Pacey Witter, on the hit teen drama Dawson's Creek. She also had memorable roles in the 2008 comedy Yes Man, playing Lucy, and the 2009 romantic comedy He's Just Not That Into You, playing Catherine. Most recently, Holden has been seen in the crime drama Rizzoli & Isles, where she plays the recurring role of Dr. Maura Isles' sister, Hope.

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is a television series starring Angie Harmon as police detective Jane Rizzoli and Sasha Alexander as medical examiner Dr. Maura Isles.

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