Michael Ealy Set For ‘Common Law’ USA Series

Posted on June 14, 2011 /TV

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Deadline reports that USA Networks is getting close to ordering the new buddy cop drama Common Law starring Michael Ealy. The show centers on polar-opposite LAPD homicide detectives Travis Marks (Ealy) and Wes Mitchell (Warren Kole), whose nonstop bickering and acrimony prompts their no-nonsense captain Phil Sutton (Jack McGee) to send them to a couples therapist. The role of the therapist, played in the pilot by Amy Acker, will be recast, along with another, smaller part. There will be some reshoots, and I hear the action quotient on the show will be pumped up.

With the series order for Common Law, expected by the end of the week, USA will maintain its perfect pilot-to-series batting average. Common Law was one of three cast-contingent pilots ordered by USA last summer, along with Necessary Roughness (Starring Mehcad Brooks) and Suits (formerly A Legal Mind). The other two have already been picked up to series.

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