'Law' firm on Green as Fox sets fall sked


"Law & Order" veteran Walon Green has been tapped as executive producer/showrunner of Fox's upcoming legal drama "Canterbury's Law," starring Julianna Margulies.

"Law" is one of seven new scripted series Fox will unveil at its upfront presentation today in New York, along with the New Orleans-set cop drama "K-Ville," the "Terminator"-themed drama "The Sarah Connor Chronicles," the detective drama "New Amsterdam" as well as the comedies "Back to You," starring Kelsey Grammer and Patricia Heaton; Amy Sherman-Palladino's "The Return of Jezebel James"; and "The Rules of Starting Over."

The network has kept mum on its scheduling plans, but sources indicated that one of its most anticipated new series, the big-budget "Chronicles," probably will be held back for midseason, when Fox gains momentum fueled by "American Idol."

"K-Ville" is rumored to be on the fall schedule, paired with "Prison Break" on Mondays.

Also expected on the fall schedule is "Idol" spinoff "The Search for the Next Great American Band."

"Law," from Sony Pictures TV and Apostle, stars Margulies as a rebellious defense attorney who pushes the boundaries of the law to protect innocent clients. Green will executive produce the series alongside Denis Leary and Jim Serpico, with the project's writer Dave Erickson serving as co-executive producer.

"Law" reunites former "ER" star Margulies with Green, who served as a co-executive producer from 1997-2001.

Green has been a key member of "L&O" chief Dick Wolf's producing team during the past 15 years. He executive produced "L&O" from 1992-94. Following stints on "NYPD Blue" and "ER," Green returned to the Wolf Films fold, working on "L&O" and serving as executive producer on "Dragnet" and "Law & Order: Trial by Jury."

Green is repped by CAA and his attorneys Jeanne Newman and Craig Jacobson.