Lorraine Bracco Loves 'Rizzoli & Isles,' Even Though It's Not About the Mob (VIDEO)

Lorraine Bracco gets to play against type on 'Rizzoli & Isles' as Angela Rizzoli, as the mother of Angie Harmon's Detective Jane Rizzoli. But according to Julie Chen on 'The Talk' (weekdays, syndicated on CBS), Bracco still sometimes has trouble shaking her roots in mobster movies like 'Goodfellas' and TV shows like 'The Sopranos.' "It's fun," Bracco said of playing Rizzoli. "It's so different for me because she's kind of funny." Funny wasn't exactly the mood of the day when she was playing Karen Hill in 'Goodfellas,' but she has her fans. Chen recounted people coming up to Bracco in a restaurant and "kissing her ring, like she's the Godfather."

Rizzoli & Isles Finale Sneak Peek: Hoyt Makes His Creeptastic Return!

He's ba-aaack! And Rizzoli is not a happy camper. Hoyt (Michael Massee), the serial killer who once captured Rizzoli (Angie Harmon) and pinned her to the floor with scalpels (ouch!),...

RIZZOLI & ISLES “Remember Me” Season 2 Episode 10

Check out a first look of the upcoming episode of  RIZZOLI & ISLES  “Remember Me” Season 2 Episode 10 which airs Monday September 12 at at 10 p.m. (ET/PT) on TNT. Episode Synopsis:  When a young man is killed in a jail bathroom right on the eve of his release, Jane and Maura get a nasty surprise when serial  killer Charles Hoyt  (guest star Michael Massee – FlashForward) claims  to have clues about the murder. Meanwhile, after months of preparation, Frankie Jr. is ready to take the detective’s exam. Read More...

'Rizzoli & Isles' Exclusive: Jacqueline Bisset, Billy Burke Returning

Jacqueline Bisset  and  Billy Burke  are heading back to Boston. Both Bisset’s Constance Isles -- Maura’s ( Sasha Alexander ) adoptive mother – and Burke’s FBI agent Gabriel Dean will return for the Season 2 finale of TNT’s  Rizzoli & Isles ,  The Hollywood Reporter  has learned exclusively. The December finale will see Agent Dean show up unexpectedly to rekindle his relationship with  Angie Harmon ’s Detective Jane Rizzoli only to have a big case disrupt their time together.  Read More...

Rizzoli & Isles Summer Finale Promo: Remember Him?

Maura was forced to deal with some major father issues on this week's Rizzoli & Isles . On the summer finale, though, the focus will shift back to Jane and a blast from her scary past. Michael Massee will guest star on "Remember Me" as serial killer Charles Hoyt. As teased in the following promo, look for him to claim he has insight into a murder that takes place inside a prison bathroom. Elsewhere on the summer finale, Frankie Jr. prepares for the detective's exam.

Rizzoli & Isles: How Will Jane Feel About Tommy Courting Maura?

How do you think hardened Detective Jane Rizzoli (Angie Harmon) will feel when her screw-up of a brother, Tommy ( Melrose Place 's Colin Egglesfield), begins to court her best friend, Dr. Maura Isles (Sasha Alexander)? That question will be raised when Egglesfield makes his return to TNT's  Rizzoli & Isles  (10/9c, Monday). "He starts to have a little thing with Maura Isles because he's living in her house," Egglesfield tells "They start playing some chess games together and, kind of like  The Thomas Crown Affair , there's a little sexual chemistry that starts to develop between the two of them." Read More...

RIZZOLI & ISLES “Gone Daddy Gone” Season 2 Episode 9

Watch a preview and check out photos of the upcoming episode of  RIZZOLI & ISLES  “Gone Daddy Gone” Season 2 Episode 9 which airs Monday September 5 at at 10 p.m. (ET/PT) on TNT. Episode Synopsis:  RIZZOLI & ISLES “Gone Daddy Gone” Season 2 Episode 9 – When a young, female dockworker is found dead, the team discovers that the dock has mob connections that may lead to Maura’s biological father (guest star John Doman – The Wire ). Jane tries to evade sensitivitytraining . And Maura starts spending time with Jane’s brother Tommy (guest star Colin Egglesfield – Melrose Place), much to Jane’s dismay. Ed Begley Jr. (St. Elsewhere) also guest-stars. Read More...

Interview: Colin Egglesfield Previews Return to Rizzoli & Isles

Rizzoli & Isles is about to make like The Thomas Crown Affair. That's how Colin Egglesfield described his return to the TNT hit this Monday night, as Tommy is released from prison, crashes at Jane's house and gets close to Maura. "They play chess together and there are some intense battles," Egglesfield told me. "They develop chemistry. There's a lot of sexual tension there, although Maura is a little hesitant to pursue anything." Read More...

Monday's Cable Ratings: "Closer," "Rizzoli & Isles" Remain Most-Watched

select cable nielsen ratings (national numbers for monday, august 29, 2011) Here are the highlights of 32 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the cable networks last night, courtesy of TravisYanan :

Rizzoli & Isles Episode Trailer: Family Issues

On Rizzoli & Isles next week, things get personal for Maura. It starts with the death of a female dockworker, as mob connections come out and and possible revelations about Maura's biological father are brought to light. Meanwhile, Jane tries to dodge sensitivity training, while Maura family continues to make things awkward when Maura gets closer to Jane's brother. Ed Begley Jr. and John Doman also guest star, as previewed here: