HBO's 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' Outperforms Premiere, TNT's 'Rizzoli & Isles' Steady in Ratings

In its second week on the air, HBO's  Curb Your Enthusiasm   just keeps going up . For the second episode of the eighth season, the  Larry David comedy improved from its opener last week, becoming the most-watched episode of the series in more than seven years. About 1.9 million viewers tuned in to the 10 p.m. telecast, up 12 percent from last week's premiere, and an additional 556,000 tuned in to the encore telecast at midnight. Cumulatively,  Curb Your Enthusiasm  lured a total of 2.5 million viewers, up 17 percent to last week. Read More...

RIZZOLI & ISLES “Living Proof” Season 2 Episode 2

Watch a sneak peek and check out photos of the upcoming episode of RIZZOLI & ISLES “Living Proof” Season 2 Episode 2 which airs Monday July 18 at at 10 p.m. (ET/PT) on TNT. Episode Synopsis:  RIZZOLI & ISLES “Living Proof” Season 2 Episode 2 – Jane and Maura’s relaxing day at an outdoor spa  is anything but when they  discover the murder of a pregnant woman serving as a surrogate mother. Soon the hunt is on to find the baby’s biological parents. Read More...

Rizzoli & Isles Episode Promo: A Surrogate Scandal

Rizzoli & Isles is back for season two, and officially a series receiving the full TV Fanatic treatment. Did you read our review of last week's premiere? Looking ahead, Jane and Maura will be relaxing at a spa on Monday's "Living Proof." But the vacation will be interrupted when a pregnant woman, serving as a surrogate, is found dead. Time to get out of the tub and on to the case, women! Check out the official preview now:

Rizzoli and Isles Author on Her Love of Genre Writing

Tess Gerritsen is the author of the Rizzoli & Isles books, and the second season of the television series based on her work begins tonight. Gerritsen, who practiced internal medicine as a physician for five years, now spends her time penning suspense novels that deal with medicine and forensic science. Gerritsen returned to her first love of writing while on maternity leave. She started with romance suspense novels, because she used to read romances during her medical residency. "I found that after a hard day working in life and death situations, that a romance novel was the perfect way to unwind," she said. Then Gerritsen got the idea for a book about the black market in organs and organ theft, and tried a medical thriller, "Harvest," which became a bestseller. "That was the first book that got me a really big audience, and I realized maybe I should be writing more thrillers. So, I’ve been doing it ever since." Gerritsen's latest book, "The Silent Girl," draws upon her own Asian-American heritage and brings Jane Rizzoli into Boston's Chinatown to work alongside Chinese-American Detective Johnny Tam. On the eve of the international book tour for "The Silent Girl," Gerritsen took a moment to sit down with Speakeasy. Read the interview after the jump.

Angie Harmon Gives a Glimpse of 'Rizzoli and Isles' Season Two on 'The View' (VIDEO)

Angie Harmon's Boston Police detective Jane Rizzoli was the proverbial tough-as-nails cop on season one of 'Rizzoli and Isles.' But she doesn't start off season two that way, and as Harmon said Monday on 'The View' (weekdays, syndicated on ABC), her character will get a little softening this season, which premieres tonight at 10PM ET on TNT. A clip from the new season found Rizzoli sitting on a couch feeling anti-social, nursing an addiction to The Shopping Channel, and looking rather unlike a woman ready to go out and bust some perps. "The first season was all about Jane being sort of Boston P.D.'s own Rottweiler," said Harmon. "This season, season two, is all about, you know, she doesn't have all the answers, she is more vulnerable, there are cracks in the armor."

RIZZOLI & ISLES “We Don’t Need Another Hero” Season 2 Premiere

Watch a sneak peek and check out photos of the upcoming episode  of RIZZOLI & ISLES “We Don’t Need Another Hero” Season 2 Episode 1 which airs Monday July 11 at at 10 p.m. (ET/PT) on TNT. Episode Synopsis:  RIZZOLI & ISLES “We Don’t Need Another Hero” Season 2 Episode 1 – After taking a bullet in the Season Finale during a siege of the precinct, Jane Rizzoli is honored as a hero at a public event. The celebration  is short-lived, however, when disaster  strikes. The ensuing case reunites Jane with an old high-school flame, Sgt. Major Casey Jones (guest star Chris Vance), who may be just the person she needs to heal her emotional scars. Read More...

Rizzoli & Isles Spoilers: Ahead on Season 2...

Sasha Alexander told us that Dr. Maura Isles will entertain many suitors on season two of Rizzoli & Isles . Following a finale that saw Angie Harmon's Jane Rizzoli get shot, what else can fans expect from the return of this series? The second season kicks off tonight, and TV Guide has revealed the following spoilers/teases for what's on tap. Read at your own risk...

Rizzoli & Isles: Jane and Maura Deal With New Loves, Their Families and... a Break Up?

When Rizzoli & Isles returns for Season 2 (Monday at 10/9c), the TNT cop drama picks up just a few months after the harrowing hostage situation in the precinct, which ended with Jane (Angie Harmon) taking a bullet to the gut. The sophomore season will see the homicide detective struggling to get emotionally grounded, while desperately trying to prove she's ready to get back in the field. On top of that, Jane and Maura (Sasha Alexander) will be dealing with the return of family members, new love interests and secrets that may cause a rift between our favorite TV duo. Check out what's in store for Season 2:

So are ‘Rizzoli & Isles’ gay or what?

I’ll be honest – I’d been faintly interested in watching “Rizzoli & Isles,” but I wasn’t completely sold on adding yet another police procedural to my DVR, even one led by two strong actresses (Angie Harmon and Sasha Alexander). Apparently, I was one of the few who hesitated. The show (which kicks off its second season July 11) averaged 8.7 million viewers throughout its first season, a number that many a big four network would covet this time of year (for example, ABC's “The Bachelorette” has been averaging just over 8.2 million). But ultimately, that wasn’t what inspired me to finally sit down and watch. “Rizzoli & Isles” has become the focus of one of those “are they or aren’t they” debates. Are they or aren't they gay, that is. The blogosphere (especially the lesbian blogosphere) and the mainstream media have buzzed about it, created a drinking game about it and mostly concluded that, despite the protestations of the show’s creator, Harmon’s Rizzoli and Alexander’s Isles were, well, you know.   Read More...