TNT sets return of Rizzoli & Isles

TNT has ordered a sixth season of Rizzoli & Isles.

Rizzoli & Isles

Rizzoli & Isles

Season five of the drama, which stars Angie Harmon and Sasha Alexander, is due to return to air in early 2015.

An 18-episode sixth season will then launch next summer.

Rizzoli & Isles, which debuted in 2010, is produced for TNT by Warner Horizon Television and Bill Haber’s Ostar Productions, with Haber and showrunner Jan Nash serving as executive producers.

Based on characters created by crime novelist Tess Gerritsen and developed for television by Janet Tamaro, Harmon plays Jane Rizzoli, a tough-as-nails Boston police detective, while Alexander is Maura Isles, a smart, impeccably dressed medical examiner from a privileged background. Despite being complete opposites, the two women share a unique working relationship that together, helps them to solve the most complex murder mysteries in the city of Boston.