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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Recipe of the Day

We want to be able to have recipes for all of our members, and that includes some Gluten Free recipes for those of you that cannot have Gluten!  Try this delicious recipe!

Bananas in Caramel Sauce


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup superfine sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups heavy cream
  • 4 bananas, peeled and halved lengthwise


  1. In a large, heavy skillet over medium heat, melt butter. Stir in sugar and cook, stirring, until sugar is melted and light brown. Slowly stir in the cream (mixture will bubble up). Let boil 1 minute, then reduce heat to low. Place the bananas in the pan and cook until heated through, 2 minutes. Serve hot.

Photo of the Day!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Who is Casey? (Spoiler)

According to tvline.com, it would seem that Sgt. Major Charles “Casey” Jones, Jane's new "love interest", will be played by Chris Vance.

Remember, ladies, he's only going to be around for 4 -5 episodes of the season. ;-)

Pic of the Day....

"Maura....really? Did you really think I'd wear those clunky Doc Martin shoes to dinner....?"

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Angie's Point Made

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Angie was making a point:

But, isn't it fun to see this? Yes, it's just an envelope, but, still... neat when you're wondering things like, "I wonder what the new R&I Title will look like for this season?" or "I wonder what the title of the first episode of season two will be?" ;-)

Is That Subtext We See?

Photo of the Day

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Today's the Day!

Season Two begins filming today! Yesterday they did the promo pictures and video. But, today is the day Jane and Maura are back at it. Raise your hand if you're excited. (PS, feel free to tell Angie and Sasha to break a leg. They're both on twitter, you know. :] )

Writing Challenge: Look Who Came to Dinner

Picture it (to quote a wise old woman), Boston, 2011. One tall, lanky, dark haired brunette sits down at a table occupied by one stunningly dressed woman with a beaming smile. They begin to talk about something very important regarding a person that is close to them both, voices barely above a whisper, faces full of an intensity that very people these days know.

Suddenly, the person in question shows up asking all kinds of question, not the least of which is what the two women are talking about. Neither woman wants to say, but the person keeps pushing, and, given the fact that the stunningly dressed woman can't lie, things get a little hairy.

The moral of the story?

Never talk about someone somewhere that they can walk in on you!

The challenge is to write this story. It doesn't have to be Rizzles. Jane and Maura could just be friends. The length should be somewhere between 1,500 and 3,000 words. You must post the story somewhere that everyone may read it. Many of us use fanfiction.net or livejournal, but, of course, there are hundreds of places you may choose to post. But, no one should have to create a login in order to read your story. Post a link to the story here in the comments section of this post.

Please post any questions you have in the comments section here as well.

You have until March 29, 2011 to post.

Good luck and have fun!

So, You've Always Wanted Jane & Maura to Follow You on Twitter

Here is you chance! Best of luck, ladies.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Rumors on Maura's Life on Season Two (Spoiler)

According to Sasha Fans Online, Dr. Isles will also have a recurring love interest.

A new love interest for Maura Isles (Sasha Alexander) will be introduced when the series resumes on July 11th. In what could be a potentially recurring role, Isles hooks up with fellow doctor Byron Slucky, who has been acting as Rizzoli’s (Angie Harmon) trauma surgeon over the past several months. Wanting to get back to work, Rizzoli asks Slucky to clear her for active duty, but there’s some difficulty with her request.

We're not certain how we feel about this, but we are happy that Dr. Isles is at least getting some well deserved attention.

Photo of the Day

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Angie's Trailor

Angie tweets, "I'm & SCREAMING "THANK YOU!!!" 2 michael wright & 4 the most beautiful trailor I have EVER been in!!!"

Well, it's only for the day, but isn't it fabulous?

Friday, March 18, 2011

To Quote Angie...

Jane Rizzoli ARRIVES!!! "We'll get those bad guys!"!

God bless social media. Angie, honey, you're amazing. Thank you.

Episode One, Season Two (Spoiler)

Shane Stuart Saunders.com has an inside scoop on what's going to happen in the first episode of season two!

Season 2 kicks off with the episode entitled “We Need Another Hero.” It’s been 12 weeks since Jane Rizzoli (Angie Harmon) nearly died from a life-threatening injury, and something is still getting in her way of healing. While she claims to be fine, it’s her partner-in-crime Maura Isles (Sasha Alexander) who notices Jane isn’t quite up-to-par. Oh, and did I mention there’s body contact between the two? Well, I did now!

Hello Rizzles! Raise your hand if you're excited about those last two lines? We know we are. We have have even squealed a little with giddiness.

As for that nasty little rumor about Jane's love interest? Well, check this out:

Also joining in the season premiere is the recurring character of Sgt. Major Charles “Casey” Jones, an old friend of Rizzoli’s from high school. Currently on a tour of duty in Afghanistan, Casey takes an absence from duty to visit Jane on the day she’s given a major award. With a crime committed during Casey’s stay, he extends his visit to help assist in the investigation.

Yes, we can deal with this. So, raise your hand if you're excited. Let's hear it for season two!

Catching Up With the R&I Cast

If you're like us, you're wondering what everyone else has been up to during the hiatus. Here's a few tidbits...

Bruce McGill (Vince Korsak, and fellow Texan [Liv insisted we post that part]) is in a new movie that was released on March 11th. "Fair Game" is a spy thriller based in DC and directed by Donald Clarke. Clarke also directed "The Bourne Identity".

The synopsis according to movies.ie:

True-life political skullduggery of the highest order, as CIA agent Valerie Plame (Watts) finds her cover blown by White House officials. The main motivation for the expose would appear to be a 2003 New York Times op-ed piece by her husband, Joseph K. Wilson (Penn), stating that the Bush administration had sexed up their intelligence about weapons of mass destruction as they prepared to invade Iraq.

Lorraine Bracco (Angela Rizzoli) has been busy.

According to LifeLineLive.com, she attended Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon's baby shower recently. The Examiner.com spotted Ms. Bracco in New York supporting the protesting of "Congressional hearing on radicalization of U.S. Muslims and the creation of homegrown and "lone wolf" terrorists".

Lee Thompson Young (Det. Barry Frost) appeared in the first two episodes of "The Event", "And Then There Were More" and "Inostranka", which aired on March 7th. He played Corporal Bell. You can check out a recap of the episodes at CraveOnline.com.

Chazz Palminteri (Frank Rizzoli, Sr.) Is set to open new restaurant, according to The Baltimore Sun. It will be in the Harbor East area. The name? Chazz: A Bronx Original. Unsurprisingly, the restaurant will be in the Italian-American style of fine dining. We wish him the best of luck on his venture!

Angie Harmon Interview

Artisan News Service posted a fun little interview with our favorite dark-haired brunette. She talks about the veggie campaign she's a part of, her big break, and a few other things to boot.

We applaud the message Angie is giving, and we support her in it. Veggies are good for you! Now, go eat a carrot. ;-)

Photo of the Day

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Things to Come

While on the set yesterday, apparently a little birdie told Angie Harmon a few interesting things, and she decided to share it with the world. We wanted to make sure none of you girls missed it!

It would seem that Jane does, in fact, have a love interest. However, there is still hope! If it is a 4-5 episode arc, that would imply the love interest in only temporary. Rejoice Rizzles Girls, one never knows what the future may hold. That being said, we are a little anxious about having to wait to see 5 of the 15 episodes after the summer season ends. After all, we're greedy and want to see it all now!

Filming Starts, and We're All Giddy!

Well, technically, filming hasn't started quite yet. Yesterday, our favorite actresses were in LA doing the test shooting and getting back into the swing of things.

As you can see from Sasha's expression, everyone's pretty excited about it!

(From Sasha Alexander's Twitter Feed)

The ladies had nothing but fun to things to say about their return. Sash (isn't it that a fun shortening of Ms. Alexander's name?), said it was, "so much fun! Great to see everyone again!" Angie, for her part, was just as much fun. At the end of the day, she tweeted, "Done w/ camera, makeup,hair tests & script read thru... LORD, I love my cast mates!!!"

Needless to say, we're all very excited, and we can't wait to see what season two holds in store!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Photo of the Day

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Recipe of the Day
Vegetarian Stuffed Peppers

I never was a fan of peppers, no less stuffed ones, but this recipe melds a culmination of flavors that makes not for only a filling meal but a healthy, meatless one packed with protein and goodness. If some of you have digestion issues like I do, then green peppers may not agree with you....not a problem! Simply use Yellow, Red, or Orange peppers in place of the green. I hope you enjoy!!


  • 1 1/2 cups brown rice
  • 6 large green bell peppers (Red, Orange or Yellow may be substituted if there are digestion issues)
  • 3 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons cooking sherry
  • 1 teaspoon vegetarian Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups extra firm tofu
  • 1/2 cup sweetened dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese or grated Soy cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 cups tomato sauce
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar or Sucanat (dehydrated organic sugar, non processed)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). In a saucepan bring 3 cups water to a boil. Stir in rice. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 40 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, core and seed green peppers, leaving bottoms intact. Place peppers in a microwavable dish with about 1/2 inch of water in the bottom. Microwave on high for 6 minutes.
  3. In a small frying pan bring soy sauce, wine and Worcestershire sauce to a simmer. Add tofu and simmer until the liquid is absorbed. Combine rice (after it has cooled), tofu, cranberries, nuts, cheese, salt and pepper; mix and pack firmly into peppers. Return peppers to the dish you first microwaved them in, and bake in preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes, or until lightly browned on top.
  4. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan over low heat, combine tomato sauce and brown sugar; heat until hot throughout. Spoon sauce over each serving.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Photo of the Day

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Recipe of the Day
'Meatless Meatloaf'

Every week while sticking to a 'Lent' type theme, I've been trying to be innovative in creating and introducing different ways to NOT eat meat....of any kind, yet still maintain nutrition, taste and low-fat/low-cal meals. Last week it was soups, this week it will be recipes using a huge staple in the vegetarian world...Veggie Crumbles...they present much like a ground meat and can be used virtually anywhere ground meat can. The crumbles are easy to work with, and are found in the frozen food section of just about every supermarket. So, without further delay....here's today's recipe!! Enjoy :)

P.S. ..........
Try this dish with a fresh green salad or grilled/broiled Asparagus on the side! Delicious....


  • 1 (12 ounce) bottle of your favorite barbeque sauce
  • 1 (12 ounce) package Veggie Crumbles
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 cup finely chopped & diced fresh mushrooms
  • 1/3 cup minced onion
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup soft bread crumbs
  • 3 tablespoons Parmesan cheese or Soy cheese
  • 1 egg, (use egg substitute)
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon parsley flakes
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Lightly grease a 5x9 inch loaf pan.
  2. In a bowl, mix 1/2 the barbeque sauce with the veggie crumbles, green bell pepper, onion, mushrooms, garlic, bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, and egg substitute. Season with thyme, basil, parsley, salt, and pepper. Transfer to the loaf pan.
  3. Bake 45 minutes in the preheated oven. Pour remaining barbeque sauce over the loaf, and continue baking 15 minutes, or until loaf is set.

Monday, March 14, 2011


If you have the opportunity today, please wish our very own, Shauna, a very happy birthday!! She is such a sweet, caring, and selfless individual, that we thought the least we could do for her here at RGB, was give her her own Birthday shout out :) You can contact her on Twitter at @dietcokebottle and tell her yourselves your birthday wishes! Enjoy your day Shauna as we hope it's a blessed one and just as beautiful as you......much peace and love to you today!

Recipe of the Day
Vegetarian Chili

So, upon request I've decided to stick with a vegetarian or shall I say 'meatless' theme for the next month or so....I'm a fan of Chili and I'm sure a few of you are too! I've made this recipe numerous times and can't get over how good it tastes. I hope you all will agree and it's really easy to prepare, so on a weekday where there's work, not only will it cook up fast but you will have left overs, which in and of itself is a bonus :) Enjoy.....


  • 1 (12 ounce) package frozen burger-style veggie crumbles
  • 2 (15 ounce) cans black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 (15 ounce) cans dark red kidney beans
  • 1 (15 ounce) can light red kidney beans
  • 1 (29 ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 (12 fluid ounce) can low sodium tomato juice
  • 5 onions, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 fresh green chili seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 2 bay leaves
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a large pot, combine meat substitute, black beans, kidney beans, diced tomatoes, tomato juice, onions, green chili, chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, bay leaves, salt and pepper. Bring to a simmer and cover. Let the chili simmer for at least 1 hour before serving.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Disaster in Japan

We'd like to extend our thoughts and prayers for all of those affected in Japan and possibly Hawaii today.  I hope that all of you RizzlesGirls remain safe and sound, and if you aren't in that area, please keep your thoughts on those that are affected by this natural disaster.  If you haven't heard about the earthquake and tsunami, please head over to cnn.com.

You can help by texting the words RED CROSS to 90999 and $10 will be donated to the relief efforts

Photo of the Day

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Does anyone else notice that Maura's eyes always seem to be looking other places on Jane's body besides Jane's eyes? Yes, we agree, we'd have the same problem, too.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Fansite of the Week!

Fansite of the Week!

Since the Fansite of the Week hasn't been updated in who knows how long, it's about time that we start to impliment this again!  This week's Fansite of the Week is Hipsters RizzoliandIsles !  You can find the tumblr for this site down on the right side of this site or you can go here . Now, I realize this is Thursday, and not an entire full week, but don't worry!  We'll kick off the full week start next Sunday, March 20th, 2011!

Do you have a Rizzoli & Isles fansite or have a favorite one you'd like to nominate?  Shoot us a quick email to rizzlesgirls@gmail.com with the Subject line reading "Fansite of the Week" and we'll concider your suggestion!

Fan of the Week

Are you the Rizzoli & Isles Fan of the Week?

 In preparation of the upcoming 2nd Season of Rizzoli & Isles, we're kicking off a new feature here on the RizzlesGirls blog! Tell us what you love about the show, your favorite character and favorite episode and why, and we may feature you right here on Rizzles Girls!  Just submit your answers, name or twitter name and your photo to rizzlesgirls@gmail.com and we'll pick a new Fan of the Week each week!  Each fan will be hand picked by your admins of this site - Rizzo, Adm_Hawthorn & Shauna.

Photo of the Day!

You can find this here
Recipe of the Day
Mushroom & Artichoke Soup

Welcome back to soup week where we are celebrating a bunch of things, including meatless meals since a lot of you have chosen to give that up for lent; those that celebrate of course. Although meatless, this soup is loaded with protein thanks to the mushroom variety that packs this meal full of hearty goodness
. Hope you all are enjoying the recipes thus far!!


  • 4 (14 ounce) cans canned quartered artichoke hearts
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 3 pounds thinly sliced shallots
  • 3 small red onions, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup rice vinegar
  • 1 gallon water
  • 6 tablespoons vegetable base
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons dried thyme
  • 6 dried portabella mushrooms, softened in water
  • 3 pounds fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 3 pounds carrots, sliced
  • 3/4 cup capers
  • 3/4 cup chopped fresh parsley


  1. Place artichokes in a food processor, slice thinly and set aside. It works well when using a 3 millimeter slicing disk.
  2. Using a extra-large stock pot saute onions, garlic and shallots in olive oil and set on low. Cook for 15 minutes.
  3. Sprinkle flour over onions and cook for 1 minute. Stir in vinegar and cook for approximately 3 minutes, in order for vinegar to evaporate.
  4. Stir in water, vegetable base, salt, pepper, cayenne, nutmeg, thyme and sliced artichokes and cook for 25 minutes.
  5. Add dried mushrooms along with the water they soaked in, fresh mushrooms and carrots. Let cook for 15 minutes.
  6. Stir in capers and parsley, season with salt and serve.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Photo of the Day

Hair Porn
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Recipe of the Day
Vegetarian Tortilla Soup

I'm hearing around the water cooler that the healthy recipes are well received!! Sticking with this week's theme of soups and vegetarian, *(for the most part)* here is a tasty and easy recipe that preps quick and brings a little heat :) Enjoy.....


  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 (1 pound) package frozen pepper and onion stir fry mix, or any mixed veggie mix
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 tablespoons ground cumin
  • 1 (28 ounce) can crushed tomatoes
  • 3 (4 ounce) cans chopped green chile peppers, drained
  • 4 (14 ounce) cans vegetable broth
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 (11 ounce) can whole kernel corn
  • 12 ounces Organic Blue tortilla chips
  • 1 cup shredded vegetarian soy cheese (or if you just can't bring yourself to try it, use low-fat shredded Cheddar)
  • 1 avocado - peeled, pitted and diced
  • Hot Sauce


  1. Heat the oil in a large pot over medium heat. Stir in the pepper and onion stir fry mix (or veggie mix), garlic, and cumin, and cook 5 minutes, until vegetables are tender. Mix in the tomatoes and chile peppers. Pour in the broth, and season with salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and simmer 30 minutes.
  2. Mix corn into the soup, and continue cooking 5 minutes. Serve in bowls over equal amounts of tortilla chips. Top with cheese, avocado & a few dashes of Hot Sauce.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Recipe of the Day
Cabbage Fat-Burning Soup

Themes are good, so I figured why not stick this week to....soups! They can be warming, inviting, comforting and even, that's right.....fat-burning! A lot of us are very diligent about working out, keeping fit, and staying healthy....continue the trend and introduce more soups into your diet for a change of pace. Enjoy!!


  • 5 carrots, chopped
  • 3 onions, chopped
  • 2 (16 ounce) cans whole peeled tomatoes, with liquid
  • 1 large head cabbage, chopped
  • 1 (1 ounce) envelope dry onion soup mix
  • 1 (15 ounce) can cut green beans, drained
  • 2 quarts tomato juice
  • 1 yellow pepper, sliced
  • 1 orange or red pepper, sliced
  • 10 stalks celery, chopped
  • 1 (14 ounce) can of vegetable stock


  1. Place carrots, onions, tomatoes, cabbage, green beans, peppers, and celery in a large pot. Add onion soup mix, tomato juice, vegetable broth, and enough water to cover vegetables. Simmer until vegetables are tender. May be stored in the refrigerator for several days.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Photo of the Day

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There is CLOTHING!! That's right, you heard us....RIZZLES clothing & other Rizzoli & Isles apparel!

Just when you thought it wasn't possible or it didn't exist....IT DOES!! Thanks to some faithful followers @CakeJunkie79 and @TBird1978, they located some Rizzoli & Isles yummieness that we just couldn't help but pass along to you all!! T-shirts, hoodies, coffee mugs, stickers, etc...they are even sporting the Rizzles name!! You can purchase some classic standby's as well such as Jane's softball 3/4 tee "Boston Homicide". Go....all of you right now and get yourselves some apparel!!

Check out the link here: http://shop.cafepress.com/rizzoli-and-isles

Recipe of the Day
Spinach & Leek White Bean Soup

It's March and although Spring is upon us, the weather is still overall pretty cold and damp and all sorts of other not so nice....SO, here is a hearty and healthy soup recipe to not only warm your hearts and souls, but your tummies' as well. Enjoy...


  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 4 leeks, bulb only, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 (16 ounce) cans Vegetable Stock
  • 2 (16 ounce) cans cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat couscous
  • 2 cups packed fresh spinach
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Heat olive oil in a large saucepan or soup pot over medium heat. Add the leeks and garlic; saute until tender, about 5 minutes. Stir in the chicken broth, cannellini beans, bay leaves and cumin. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to low, and stir in the couscous. Cover, and simmer for 5 minutes. Stir in spinach and season with salt and pepper. Serve immediately.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Rizzoli & Isles Adds a Sibling, a Sidekick and a Couple of Sex Objects

Ladies, check out what eOnline has to say in their exclusive about season two:

We just found out that the series will add at least four major characters, including a new love interest, a new relative and a new rival. Who are these folks, and more importantly, will they screw up the good thing that Jane and Maura have going?

Who is the love interest? Another male cop at the station... for Jane, of course. The side kick is for Maura. Oh yes...

Go read the rest, and then leave a comment to let them know what you think. In fact, hit up twitter and tell us there, too. @TNTweknowdrama should know; don't forget to tag them when you speak up.

For an excellent idea of how we feel about all this, check out this blog post. We feel it sums it up nicely.

Photo of the Day

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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Recipe of the Day
Warm Chick Pea & Arugula Salad

This is a great recipe which fits into most diet plans, it's fast, it's easy, it's packed with protein and above all, it tastes phenomenal! Arugula has such a peppery, nutty bite and combined with warmed chick peas and lemon zest, the pairing will have your taste buds singing....Enjoy!


2 cans of rinsed and drained chick peas
1 cup of low sodium organic chicken stock
1/2 of an onion finely sliced or chopped
3-4 cloves of garlic finely chopped
2 tablespoons of olive oil
Juice from one lemon
1/4 teaspoon of lemon zest
1/2 cup of fresh chopped mushrooms
Fresh parsley
salt & pepper to taste
Freshly shaved Parmesan

Start by heating the olive oil in a saute pan, add the onions first, saute 2 minutes and then add the garlic (you don't want the garlic to burn) and then add the mushrooms. Saute for an additional 2 minutes. Add the chick peas, chicken stock, lemon juice, lemon zest, salt and pepper and gradually heat over a low to medium flame. Pile fresh Arugula in a bowl and top with the warm mixture. Top off with freshly shaved Parmesan & freshly chopped parsley, enjoy....

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Tuesday, March 1, 2011

DVDs Are Coming!

Ladies, the wait is over! The announcement has been made. According to Diskdish.com:

TNT’s newest female cop show (after the fun and popular The Closer), Rizzoli & Isles debuts on DVD on June 28 from Warner Home Video.

Who here is excited? Who is going to buy it? Who is already standing in line waiting to get their copy? That's what we thought. We're proud of your girls. Rizzles love to all!

March 1st!

It's March, and that means it's cause for celebration. You may be asking why. The answer to that is simple. March is the month that Rizzoli & Isles begins filming again! So, come and do a happy dance of joy with us.