January 15, 2013 2:09pm PT by Lesley Goldberg
Shane Brennan's Private-Eye Drama Lands Series Order at TNT
TNT has a new legal duo joining its roster.
The network handed out a series order Tuesday for 10 episodes of the untitled private-eye drama (previously known as King and Maxwell) from NCIS executive producer Shane Brennan.
The hourlong effort, which will premiere in the summer, revolves around crime novelist David Baldacci's characters Sean King (The Closer's Jon Tenney) and Michelle Maxwell (X-Men's Rebecca Romijn) and is based on his best-selling novels. Sean and Michelle are ex-Secret Service agents who have unique skill sets that give them an upper hand on suspects and law enforcement.
The drama hails from CBS Television Studios and Shane Brennan Productions, with Brennan on board to executive produce alongside Karen Spiegel (Absolute Power) and Grant Anderson (Third Watch). Baldacci will consult.
The Brennan drama joins Frank Darabont's upcoming L.A. Noir, David E. Kelley's Monday Mornings and returning series including Rizzoli & Isles, Southland, Dallas, Perception, Major Crimes, Franklin and Bash and Falling Skies at the network.
With the series order, Brennan will have three dramas on the air and the potential for a fourth, with CBS plotting a spinoff of NCIS: LA, which is in contention for next season.
The TNT drama was one of three pilots the Turner-owned cable network ordered in September and originally was set up at CBS.