TNT tracks down another season of crime hit 'Rizzoli & Isles'

TNT picks up 'Rizzoli & Isles' for a sixth season

Angie Harmon and Sasha Alexander, you aren't done punching the clock for "Rizzoli & Isles."

TNT announced Tuesday that it was picking up another 18 episodes of the crime drama for its sixth season, which will start in summer 2015. Season 5 of the series, previously announced, is due to start airing early next year.

"Rizzoli & Isles" has been one of the top cable dramas since it premiered, with a storytelling approach that is more traditional and an audience that is older than usually found on cable series that get more media attention.

Harmon plays Jane Riazoli, a tough Boston detective who cracks cases with her brainiac best friend Dr. Maura Isles (Alexander), a forensics expert.

This past summer, "Rizzoli & Isles" drew a total audience of 7.6 million viewers over the one-week period following original telecasts, according to Nielsen.

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