Lorraine Bracco joins 'Rizzoli' pilot

8:00 PM PST 11/16/2009 by Nellie Andreeva, AP

'Sopranos' alum to co-star with Angie Harmon in TNT project

"The Sopranos" alumna Lorraine Bracco is returning to series television with a role in TNT's drama pilot "Rizzoli."

Based on Tess Gerritsen's Jane Rizzoli mystery novels, "Rizzoli," from Warner Horizon, revolves around the crime-solving team of Boston police detective Rizzoli (Angie Harmon) and medical examiner Maura Isles (Sasha Alexander).

Bracco will play Rizzoli's mother Angela, who despite her tough Boston exterior is a beautiful woman, loyal wife and mother of three.
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