TNT has pulled the trigger on a third season of Rizzoli & Isles.
The cable network has ordered 15 episodes, which will launch in summer 2012.
The Angie Harmon-Sasha Alexander procedural has performed well in the ratings for TNT, which recently picked up a second season of Steven Spielberg's Falling Skies and greenlit the Dallas reboot. Rizzoli & Isles launched its sophomore season this summer with 8.6 million viewers.
“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.”
Yay! Will there be Maura/Jane moments?