USA picks up buddy cop comedy pilot

Network gives cast-contingent order to 'Common Law'

NEW YORK -- USA Network has given a cast-contingent green light to the buddy cop comedy pilot "Common Law."

"Common Law" is the working title for the CBS Television Studios and Junction Entertainment project, executive produced and written by Cormac and Marianne Wibberley ("National Treasure"). Jon Turteltaub will also executive produce.
"If you're going to do a cop show, it better be something special -- and we believe this one is," said Jeff Wachtel, president, original programming at USA and co-head of original content at Universal Cable Prods.
The show centers on cops Wes Mitchell and Travis Marks, who have a problem -- each other. So their captain sends them to couples therapy.

"As partners, they were LAPD's dream team," the show description reads. "Now Wes, a methodical former lawyer with a passion for cars, gardening and his ex-wife, and Travis, a maverick ladies' man who served time in juvie, can't stand each other."