McDermott at head of TNT's 'Line'

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Dylan McDermott has been tapped as the lead in "The Line," Jerry Bruckheimer's drama pilot for TNT.

The project, from Warner Horizon and Jerry Bruckheimer TV, is a character-based police drama that revolves around a squad of undercover LAPD officers as they walk the line between doing their job and being seduced by easy money.

McDermott will play Lt. Andre Carter, a veteran officer who created and is running the secret unit, trying to balance his personal and professional relationships.

He joins the recently cast Logan Marshall-Green, Omari Hardwick and Nicki Aycox on "Line," written by Doug Jung and directed by Danny Cannon.

The pilot is executive produced by Bruckheimer, Cannon, Jung and Jonathan Littman.

McDermott, who won a Golden Globe for ABC's "The Practice," is filming the feature "Burning Palms," Christopher Landon's satire of Angeleno stereotypes.

He is repped by CAA and Media Talent Group. (partialdiff)
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