LOS ANGELES, CA–This press tour got off on the right foot Tuesday with a relaxed and Flip camera friendly visit to the set of Rizzoli & Isles. The TNT cop series–one of the most popular series on U.S. cable–stars Angie Harmon as police detective Jane Rizzoli. Sasha Alexander plays medical examiner Dr. Maura Isles. Bruce McGill, Lee Thompson Young and Lorraine Bracco (as Rizzoli’s mom) are also on the series. Deep into production on its second season, Rizzoli & Isles airs in Canada on Super Channel.
The series shoots across a couple of sound stages on the storied Paramount Studios lot. TCA Journalists were given plenty of time to roam the set–maybe too much time judging by the above video. Those are press tour jokers Neal Justin and Roger Catlin, Bill Harris and Brad Oswald cutting up on the set. Damn–I didn’t get any of them to sign a waiver.
The series is set in Boston. One of the well-dressed standing sets is the bar where the cops hang out–The Dirty Robber. Vancouver-based Post Media scribe Alex Strachan (left) did not appreciate the bar’s prominent Boston Bruins Stanley Cup pennant.
Angie Harmon–striking in person–and co-star Thompson Young (who, as a teen, spent three years in Toronto shooting Disney Channel’s The Famous Jet Jackson), share a story at the end of this clip that involves Harmon, a love goddess and a famous cartoon character.