USA Network Picks Up Cop Drama 'Common Law'

You have to hand it to the USA Network -- it knows its niche and it knows it well, as evident today by its latest pilot order.

According to Deadline Hollywood, the network has said yes to 'Common Law' about LAPD partners Wes Mitchell and Travis Marks who are forced to attend couples therapy in an attempt to save their professional relationship.

The two characters are described as completely different: Wes is a former lawyer with a passion for cars, gardening and his ex-wife, while Travis is popular with the ladies and did time in juvie.

The pilot is said to be contingent on its cast, which has yet to be assembled.

Cormac and Marianne Wibberley wrote the project and will serve as executive producers with Jon Turteltaub. The trio previously worked together on the film 'National Treasure.'

"If you're going to do a cop show, it better be something special -- and we believe this one is," Jeff Wachtel, USA's president of original programming, said in a statement. "It's funny, it's fresh, and the writing is just fantastic."

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