TNT orders 'Rizzoli' pilot

Drama based on Tess Gerritsen's mystery novels

TNT has given a cast-contingent pilot order to "Rizzoli," a drama pilot based on Tess Gerritsen's Jane Rizzoli mystery novels.

Written by Janet Tamaro ("Bones"), "Rizzoli" revolves around the crime-solving team of Boston medical examiner Maura Isles and Detective Jane Rizzoli.

Michael Robin, helmer and executive producer on TNT's hit "The Closer," also a female-cenered cop series, is in talks to direct the pilot, which is produced by Warner Horizon.

Tamaro is exec producing with Bill Haber.

If "Rizzoli" goes into production it will join the Steven Spielberg-produced alien invasion project, which TNT picked up to pilot in July with Noah Wyle tapped as the lead.