The project centers around incompatible LAPD partners Wes Mitchell and Travis Marks. In order to help them get along, their Captain sends Wes, a former lawyer with a gardening hobby, and Travis, a ladies’ man with a juvie record, to couples therapy.
USA’s president of original programming Jeff Wachtel promised that this isn’t just another cop drama: “If you’re going to do a cop show, it better be something special — and we believe this one is,” said Wachtel. “It’s funny, it’s fresh, and the writing is just fantastic.”
“Common Law” is penned by Cormac & Marianne Wibberley and will be executive produced by Dan Shotz and Karim Zreik.
The drama will join two other pilots recently greenlighted by USA, “Necessary Roughness” and “A Legal Mind.”
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