'Bar' set for TNT
EmptyTNT has picked up Steven Bochco's drama pilot "Raising the Bar" to series.
The cable network has ordered 10 episodes of the legal drama starring Jane Kaczmarek, Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Gloria Reuben, which revolves around young lawyers who have been friends since law school but now work on opposing sides.
Created by Bochco and lawyer-writer David Feige, author of the 2006 book "Indefensible," the ABC Studios/Bochco Media-produced project co-stars Melissa Sagemiller, Currie Graham, Teddy Sears, J. August Richards and Jonathan Scarfe.
Bochco's son, director Jesse Bochco, helmed the pilot for "Bar," which was written by Feige. Steven Bochco is executive producing the series.
"'Raising the Bar' is the sort of smart, highly charged legal drama for which Steven Bochco is known and an ideal fit for our line-up," Turner's top content executive Michael Wright said. "Steven and the exceptional cast and crew he's assembled have put together an excellent drama, and we're proud to add another talent-rich, entertaining series to the TNT schedule."
"Raising the Bar" is one of four pilots TNT greenlighted last year, along with "Leverage," "Truth in Advertising" and "Family Man," which remain in contention for a series pickup.