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CBS Adds Catherine Hardwicke Legal Drama Series 'Reckless'

The series order marks the network's third hourlong pickup for 2013-14, one shy of last year.

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Catherine Hardwicke

CBS has added its third drama series order for 2013-14.

The first-place network has added legal drama Reckless to its schedule, which already will feature hourlongs Intelligence and Hostages.

Reckless is described as a sultry legal show set in Charleston, S.C., where a gorgeous Yankee litigator (Cam Gigandet) and a Southern city attorney struggle to hide their intense attraction while clashing over a police sex scandal.

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Safe Haven's Dana Stevens penned the pilot and will co-executive produce the CBS Television Studios drama that counts Ian Sander, Kim Moses and Twilight's Catherine Hardwicke among its exec producers. Hardwicke directed the pilot. Southland's Shawn Hatosy -- whose TNT drama was canceled Friday, co-stars alongside Michael Gladis (Mad Men), Kim Wayans, Georgina Haig, Anna Wood, Gregory Harrison and Adam Rodriguez.

The pickup joins fellow hourlongs Intelligence and Hostages on the network's schedule next season. Last year, CBS picked up four dramas this past season -- Elementary, Golden Boy, Vegas and Made In Jersey. Of those, only Elementary will see a second season. 

Meanwhile, pilot season front-runner Beverly Hills Cop will not move forward at CBS, with studio Sony Pictures Television shopping the Shawn Ryan and Eddie Murphy vehicle elsewhere. Additional series orders are expected to come at CBS ahead of its upfront presentation to advertisers later this week.