OK, OK >>> I realize that some of you are not television fans, and that you would rather be hearing about books. But, I have one more thing to add, which I found while looking around for the upcoming Jesse Stone movie.
Here’s some good news for fans of Tess Gerritsen‘s Jane Rizzoli mystery books: TNT is going to be airing Rizzoli & Isles, a new medical examiner/police procedural television show very soon >>> starting some time this summer.
For those of you who aren’t familiar with this non-cozy Gerritsen mystery series, it features a detective (Jane Rizzoli) and a medical examiner (Maura Isles) who solve mysteries in Boston, Massachusetts. The Jane Rizzoli role will be played by Angie Harmon (remember her from Law & Order?) and Sasha Alexander (NCIS) in the part of Maura Isles. Lorraine Bracco will be in the show playing Harmon’s mother… which is great news for me, since I enjoy her work so much.
I don’t have a lot of details, other than they are filming the show, and TNT has ordered ten episodes.
TNT has “gone outside of the box” with several of their shows, and I LOVE that! It seems that the TNT higher-ups don’t believe that shows’ strong leading roles have to be carried by men. I watch several of the TNT shows with female leads (one of which is The Closer with Kyra Sedgwick) and am absolutely delighted that in this day, when we are telling our young women that yes, they can and should be majoring in fields like engineering, physics, and math, that TNT is willing to put their production money where society’s mouth is! (Does that make sense? Probably not, but I think you can get my drift…)