RIZZOLI & ISLES To Return for Seventh and Final Season

All things must eventually come to an end. Jane Rizzoli and Maura Isles will come back for a thirteen episode Seventh season before driving off into the sunset.

The news came, during the Television Critics Association Winter press tour, from TNT head honcho Kevin Reilly “That will be the final season, I think both ladies have had a really satisfying experience. I don’t know that they wouldn’t do anymore, but I think they felt very comfortable that it’s had a good run. It felt like it was time. Everyone said, ‘Let’s go out and finish 13 great ones and call it a day. “  The series, which is based on the works of Tess Gerritsen, has been TNT’s second biggest series, after only Kyra Segwick’s THE CLOSER. I checked out some of the other reports and it looks like contracts are still needed for the supporting cast, but I can’t imagine anyone not coming back for the last hurrah.

After watching the first couple of seasons, I lost interest in the show. Not because it was bad, it simply was not my cup of tea. But having read a number of Tess’s novels, I totally see Angie Harmon as Jane Rizzoli, but the show’s version of Muara Isles is overly simplified. Regardless of my own thoughts, the show built an impressive following and helped give Miz Gerritsen some much deserved attention.