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CBS Has a New Police Drama in the Pipeline

Aug 29, 2017  •  Post A Comment

CBS, where police dramas including “NCIS,” “Criminal Minds” and the “CSI” franchise have all thrived in recent years, is bringing another one into the fold. Deadline reports that the network won the rights to “Chiefs,” from David Hudgins, Carol Mendelsohn and Sony Pictures TV Studios.

All of the major broadcast nets had pursued the project, the report notes.

“In one of the biggest buys so far this season, ‘Chiefs’ has garnered a hefty pilot production commitment,” Deadline reports. “Written by Hudgins, ‘Chiefs’ explores the professional and personal lives of three driven, successful, but very different women who are each Chiefs of Police of their own precincts in L.A. County. They band together to create a task force to catch a dangerous serial killer.”

The report notes that Los Angeles County currently has seven female police chiefs, an all-time high.

“Hudgins is executive producing Chiefs with Carol Mendelsohn Prods.’ Mendelsohn and Julie Weitz. Sony Pictures TV Studios will co-produce with CBS TV Studios, which has come on board,” Deadline notes.

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