Ten fun facts about Rizzoli & Isles


Fact 1
The one-hour drama is based on the Rizzoli & Isles series of novels by Tess Gerritsen.

Fact 2
The series' backstory is inspired by the novel The Apprentice.

Fact 3
The series started strong in the ratings, as 7.55 million viewers tuned in for the premiere episode.


Fact 4
Rizzoli & Isles was the second most-watched cable program on the evening of July 12, 2010, behind its lead-in, The Closer, which had 110,000 more viewers.

Fact 5
The premiere set a record as the highest-rated debut for a commercial-supported cable series, and it was the second-highest debut ever for a basic cable TV series.

Fact 6
Rizzoli & Isles is second only to the 2008 premiere of Raising the Bar, which attracted 7.7 million viewers during its commercial-free debut.

Fact 7
These two friends are as different from one another as can be. Jane Rizzoli (Angie Harmon) is a no-nonsense cop with an attitude and tomboy inclinations. Dr. Maura Isles (Sasha Alexander) on the other hand is a brilliant though eccentric medical examiner, much more feminine and milder than Jane.

Fact 8
Harmon is an American television and film actress and fashion model.

Fact 9
Harmon became a well-known model before gaining international fame for her roles in Baywatch Nights and Law & Order.

Fact 10
Alexander played the role of Gretchen Witter, the sister of Pacey Witter, on Dawson's Creek, Lucy in Yes Man (2008); and Catherine in He's Just Not That Into You (2009).


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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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