TNT has announced that it will bring back a drama series that has become one of the cable network’s most successful shows. According to The Hollywood Reporter, “Rizzoli & Isles” is returning for a seventh season, due in summer 2016.
The episode order has been downsized to 13 episodes, down from 18 in the show’s current sixth season. The female-centric cop drama stars Angie Harmon and Sasha Alexander.
“The drama, based on Tess Gerritsen novels, most recently drew 6.3 million total viewers in live-plus-three viewing — making it the most-watched show on cable at the moment,” THR reports. “The series ranks as TNT’s second-most-watched show in history, behind only ‘The Closer,’ and ranks as one of basic cable’s top five series every year in total viewers. It was last summer’s top show on basic cable in the metric.”