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Dylan McDermott cast in Bruckheimer's new TNT drama

by Allison Waldman, posted Nov 7th 2008 12:36PM
Dylan McTNT knows drama. That's their logo, their mantra, their promise to viewers, and with The Closer, for instance, they've delivered. Now they're prepping another new drama, this one with some major experience in front of the camera and behind it.

It sort of reads like a dream team. Dylan McDermott starring in a Jerry Bruckheimer drama called The Line for TNT. Only it's not a dream. It's a pilot for 2009.

Instead of sharing this one with CBS where his shows dominate the line up -- CSI, CSI: New York, CSI: Miami, Eleventh Hour, Cold Case, Without A Trace, The Amazing Race -- Jerry Bruckheimer has decided to share the wealth a bit. He's moved this one over to TNT. However, he's bringing in CSI vets Jonathan Littman (six-time Emmy winner) and Danny Cannon to produce and direct, respectively.

The Line sounds kinda, sorta like The Shield, only without Vic Mackey kicking ass. The Line is about a squad of L.A. cops who go so far undercover, mingling with criminals -- like Donnie Brasco -- that they're tempted by the lures of the illicit lifestyle and easy money.

Bouncing back from the lame ABC dramedy Big Shots, and hoping to reach the heights from his days on The Practice, Dylan will star as Lt. Andre Carter, the guy in charge of the squad who is struggling with not only the job but his personal life, as well. If this sounds like Brenda in The Closer and Grace in Saving Grace, congratulations. You understand the TNT formula.

The rest of the cast includes Logan Marshall-Green (Traveler) and Omari Hardwick, as well as Nicki Aycox, who played Lily's younger sister on Cold Case.

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