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USA Network Orders 'Common Law' to Series, Pia Toscano Signs Record Deal & More TV News

by Chris Harnick, posted Jul 6th 2011 12:30PM
Michael EalyUSA Network has picked up 'Common Law,' a new buddy cop series starring 'The Good Wife' veteran Michael Ealy.

The new hourlong series will have 11 episodes. 'Common Law' stars Ealy as Travis Marks, partner to Wes Mitchell (Warren Kole), two police officers on the homicide team at the Los Angeles Police Department. In true USA Network format, these two partners have issues, and in effort to solve them, their captain sends the two to couples counseling.

Cormac and Marianne Wibberley of 'National Treasure' fame will serve as executive producers with Jon Turteltaub ('Jericho') and Craig Sweeny ('Medium').

"When CBS Television Studios sent us the script of Common Law, we immediately fell in love with the writing, the characters and the premise," USA co-presidents Jeff Wachtel and Chris McCumber said in statement. "We're very lucky to have the Wibberleys, Jon and Craig guiding the process on this show; and with Michael and Warren, we have two stars who bring out the best in each other."

In other TV news ...

HBO and Michael Keaton are teaming to develop Carl Hiaasen's 'Skinny Dip.' Keaton will executive produce the project based on Hiaasen's novel that follows Joey Perrone, a woman who seeks revenge on her cheating husband after he tries to murder her. [Hollywood Reporter]

BBC America will premiere 'Luther' Season 2 on Sept. 28 at 10PM. [BBC America]

Showtime has picked up the rights to the Kings of Leon documentary 'Talihina Sky.' The flick details the band's rise to fame and airs Sun., Aug. 21 at 10PM. [Showtime]

Pia Toscano has a record deal. The 'American Idol' contestant has signed with Jimmy Iovine's Interscope records. Her debut single, 'This Time,' drops July 12 and will be included in her 'American Idol' tour set. [Hollywood Reporter]

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I'm glad to see Pia's got a record deal. I'll definitely be buying. She had more talent than anyone that's been on Idol for the past 2 to 4 years. Good luck to her!

July 07 2011 at 7:58 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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