'Detroit 1-8-7' nixing documentary element

detroit-187-abc-320.jpg"Detroit 1-8-7," a new police procedural on ABC's fall schedule, is nixing the documentary aspect to the show, ABC confirms to Zap2it.

"It's not going to have a lot of changes, they're re-shooting about 4-5 scenes [from the pilot] where they break the fourth wall," the ABC rep tells us.

The decision to strike the docu-style twist to the show was two-fold, ABC tells us "Part of it's creative and part of it is being sensitive to a real-life situation that happened in Detroit," where the show is based and will be filming some scenes in the future.

The aforementioned situation was the accidental death of a 7-year-old girl during a police raid that was caught on camera by the A&E documentary "The First 48," which follows real-life investigators during the first 48 hours of a case.

The documentary element to the show was the main thing we didn't think worked in the pilot episode, so perhaps "Detroit 1-8-7" will be one to watch this fall with that aspect removed. "1-8-7" is slated to air Tuesday nights at 10 p.m. ET on ABC starting Sept. 21.

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