NBC is getting back into the Jerry Bruckheimer business, and hoping that this effort will work better than the last one.
The network has given a pilot order to a show from the “CSI” producer about a police unit that tracks down fugitives, the showbiz trades report. Jennifer Johnson, a writer and executive producer on the Bruckheimer-produced “Cold Case,” will write the script and exec produce with Bruckheimer and Jonathan Littman.
NBC’s only previous collaboration with Bruckheimer was an ill-fated one: The 2005 military drama “E-Ring” lasted only 14 episodes. The bulk of Jerry Bruckheimer TV’s projects are at CBS — “The Amazing Race,” all three “CSIs” and “Cold Case,” plus the new midseason show “Miami Trauma” — and it also makes TNT’s “Dark Blue” and the new ABC series “The Forgotten.”
Johnson has also worked on “Lost” and “Reunion.”
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