Summer Series Info: See What TNT Has In Store!

Posted on June 28, 2011


TNT has released official episode descriptions for its two hit series Rizzoli & Isles and The Closer. Both premiere July 11th for their second and final seasons, respectively. Jump below for the official details.

The Closer, Rizzoli & Isles (photo: TNT)

The Closer premieres first, airing its first episode at 9pm. Below you will find loglines for the first six episodes of the season.

 “Unknown Trouble” – Premieres Monday, July 11, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT)
Brenda and the squad investigate the owner of a hip-hop record label when one of his rap artists and six innocent bystanders are gunned down. The case hits home for Gabriel who knows two of the victims from church. Meanwhile, Chief Delk (guest star Courtney B. Vance) is getting ready to announce the department’s new organizational chart just as Brenda becomes the target of a civil suit against the police department.

Directed by Nelson McCormick
Written by Michael Alaimo

“Repeat Offender”
As the LAPD undergoes a major realignment, Brenda and her team investigate the murder of a young girl who was house-sitting. Captain Raydor is forced to expand her audit of Major Crimes in light of the civil suit against Brenda and the LAPD.

Directed by Steve Robin
Written by Steven Kane

“To Serve with Love”
Flynn and Provenza decide to make easy money by serving court papers for a lawyer. But they once again find themselves in hot water when a man is killed minutes after being served by the pair. As is usual with Flynn and Provenza, things just go downhill from there. Adam Arkin guest stars.

Directed by Michael Pressman
Written by Adam Belanoff

“Under Control”
The team searches for a missing boy who attends the summer camp where Lt. Tao’s son works. Meanwhile, Captain Raydor makes a troubling suggestion to Brenda as she continues her audit of the Major Crimes unit.

Directed by Rick Wallace
Written by Duppy Demetrius

“Forgive Us Our Trespasses”
The squad investigates the death of a minister with a scandalous secret and the family who will do anything to protect his name and their church. Meanwhile, all but one member of the Major Crimes unit receives a subpoena in the civil suit against the LAPD, raising questions about whether the one who didn’t get served is going to throw the rest of the squad under the bus.

Directed by Roxann Dawson
Written by Leo Geter & Jim Leonard

“Home Improvement”
A home construction site becomes a crime scene when a body turns up underneath a retainer wall. Brenda considers taking on a high-priced lawyer, but unfortunately for Fritz, the retainer fee could require cutting back on several luxuries.

Directed by Sheelin Choksey
Written by James Duff & Mike Berchem

Rizzoli & Isles follows suit airing its sophomore season right after The Closer.

 “We Don’t Need Another Hero” – Monday, July 11, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT)
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.

Directed by Michael Zinberg
Written by Janet Tamaro

“Living Proof”- Monday, July 18, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT)
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.

Directed by Bethany Rooney
Written by Dee Johnson

“Sailor Man”- Monday, July 25, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT)
Shortly after sailors invade the streets of Boston for Fleet Week, a young girl is found dead. Frost’s father (guest star Ernie HudsonOz, Ghostbusters), a Navy Admiral, comes to town, causing tension with his son. And, Maura goes on a date with Angela’s mechanic (guest star Matthew Del NegroUnited States of Tara, Parenthood).

Directed by Michael Zinberg
Written by Joel Fields

“Don’t Hate the Player”- Monday, August 1, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT)
Jane and Maura investigate after the coach of the Boston Pilgrims baseball team is found dead in the locker room. The death comes as a star player and the team owners battle for control of the team. Meanwhile, Jane’s brother Tommy (guest star Colin Egglesfield Something Borrowed, Melrose Place) returns home after being released from jail.

Directed by Holly Dale
Written by David Gould & Janet Tamaro

“Rebel Without a Pause”- Monday, August 8, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT)
A Revolutionary War re-enactment becomes the scene of a real killing when a soldier turns up dead. Maura’s extensive knowledge of American history becomes important as she and Jane try to solve the case. And Maura’s brilliant mother, Constance Isles (guest star Jacqueline Bissetnip/tuck, Joan of Arc), comes to Boston for an art exhibit.

Directed by Nelson McCormick
Written by Elizabeth Benjamin & Janet Tamaro

“Bloodlines” – Monday, August 15, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT)
Jane and the team investigate what appears to be a modern-day witch hunt in Salem. Meanwhile, Frankie’s old girlfriend returns to town with a surprise, and Jane has no problem speaking her mind about the situation.

Directed by Michael Zinberg
Written by Elizabeth Benjamin & Dee Johnson


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