Record-breaking series Rizzoli & Isles comes to Canada this fall

- Only on Super Channel

EDMONTON, Sept. 15 /CNW/ - Hit drama series Rizzoli & Isles stars Angie Harmon (Law & Order) as Boston homicide detective Jane Rizzoli and Sasha Alexander (NCIS) as chief medical examiner Maura Isles. Based on books The Surgeon and The Apprentice by internationally bestselling author Tess Gerritsen, the record-breaking series premieres exclusively for Canadians Oct. 5 at 10 p.m. ET in vivid HD on Super Channel, Canada's only national English pay television network.

"The premiere of Rizzoli & Isles in the US claimed the record as cable's #1 commercial-supported series launch of all time, with 7.6 million viewers. Not just a fluffy, girl power series, this is an extremely well done, gritty and occasionally gruesome drama that delves into the unpleasant side of humanity," Sandy Perkins, Super Channel, Vice President Programming. "I am certain that everyone will be thrilled with the suspense and surprises skillfully woven through this series. Super Channel is proud to offer it uncut and commercial free."

Rizzoli, as the only female cop in Boston's homicide division, is tough, relentless and rarely lets her guard down. The impeccably dressed Isles displays a sometimes icy temperament -after all she's more comfortable among the dead than the living. Together, the best friends' quirky and supportive relationship allows them to combine their expertise to solve Boston's most complex cases.

Also starring in Rizzoli & Isles are Jordan Bridges as Frankie Rizzoli Jr., Jane's younger brother and a patrol cop who hopes to follow in his sister's detective footsteps; Lee Thompson Young as Barry Frost, the likable but green detective Rizzoli is partnered with; Bruce McGill as Vince Korsak, a veteran detective and Rizzoli's former partner, who has a soft spot for rescuing furry animals; and Emmy®, Golden Globe and Academy Award® nominee Lorraine Bracco as Rizzoli's outspoken mother, Angela. From Hurdler Productions and Ostar Productions in association with Warner Horizon Television, the series is produced by Janet Tamaro, Bill Haber and Joel Fields and distributed around the world by Warner Bros. International Television Distribution.

Tuesdays at 10 p.m. ET

About Super Channel

Super Channel is Canada's only national English pay television network, consisting of two HD channels, four SD channels, and Super Channel On Demand.

Super Channel's vision is to expand the Canadian premium TV experience by offering a broad range of fresh, entertaining movies, series and fights. Super Channel is owned by Allarco Entertainment 2008 Inc., an Edmonton-based media company.

Super Channel is currently available on Bell TV, Shaw Direct, Rogers PersonalTV, Shaw Cable, Cogeco Cable,  Access Communications, Bell Aliant TV, Mountain Cablevision, Source Cable, SaskTel, MTS, Novus, EastLink, Delta Cable/Coast Cable, TELUS  and other regional providers.

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