TNT announced that it would order a seventh season of its police drama, "Rizzoli & Isles," in July 2015. The season is slated to air in the Summer of 2016.
The renewal came midway through the airing of the show's sixth season. "Rizzoli & Isles" has consistently been one of TNT's most highly rated and valuable properties since its inception in July 2010. The seventh season order is for 13 episodes, down from 18 in season 6 and the lowest episode order since the show's first season, which was ten episodes. The show's principal actors will negotiate new contracts for season seven.