A new drama series that’s scheduled to premiere next month on NBC has received an order from the network for six additional scripts. The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed reports that the order extends the Jimmy Smits drama “Bluff City Law” beyond its original 13-episode order.
The show, which premieres Sept. 23, has the choice slot leading out from “The Voice” on Mondays at 10 p.m.
“The character-driven drama follows the lawyers of an elite Memphis firm that specializes in the most controversial landmark civil rights cases,” THR reports. “Led by legendary lawyer Elijah Strait (Smits) and his brilliant daughter, Sydney Keller (Caitlin McGee, ‘Grey’s Anatomy’), they take on the toughest David-and-Goliath cases while navigating their complicated relationship.”
Dean Georgaris wrote the script, and he and Michael Aguliar executive produce, with David Janollari also executive producing. The show comes from Universal Television.