Rizzoli & Isles is a TNT television series starring Angie Harmon as police detective Jane Rizzoli and Sasha Alexander as medical examiner Dr. Maura Isles. The one-hour drama is based on the Rizzoli & Isles series of novels by Tess Gerritsen. It premiered on July 12, 2010. On December 9, 2014, TNT renewed Rizzoli & Isles for an 18-episode sixth season that began June 16, 2015. On July 23, 2015, TNT renewed the show for a 13-episode seventh season to premiere in 2016.