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USA Network greenlights cop comedy pilot

June 9, 2010 |  5:06 pm

A new cop show is in the works to help police the TV landscape.

USA Network has given a cast-contingent green light to the pilot “Common Law.”

 “Common Law” — the working title of the series — centers on two cops with one unwavering problem: each other. Their boss, in an attempt to restore their professional relationship, forces them to attend couples therapy. 

"If you're going to do a cop show, it better be something special — and we believe this one is," said Jeff Wachtel, president of original programming at USA and co-head of original content at Universal Cable Productions.  "It's funny, it's fresh, and the writing is just fantastic."

* (A previous version of this post incorrectly identified Jeff Wachtel as executive vice president of original programming at USA.)

The buddy cop comedy, from CBS Television Studios and Junction Entertainment, is executive-produced and written by Cormac and Marianne Wibberley ("National Treasure"). Jon Turteltaub will also be an executive producer.

The series joins USA Network's other greenlighted pilots, including “Necessary Roughness” and “A Legal Mind.”

-- Yvonne Villarreal

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