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ABC Passes on ‘New York Undercover;’ Dick Wolf, Universal TV Shopping Pilot Elsewhere

ABC has passed on drama pilot New York Undercover, a contemporary sequel-spinoff from original show creator Dick Wolf, Ben Watkins (Hand of God), and director Anthony Hemingway (Underground, American Crime Story). Wolf and Universal TV are expected to shop the project to other networks/streaming services. Written by Watkins based on a story co-created with Wolf, New York Undercover picks up 20 […]

‘New York Undercover’: ABC Adds MC Lyte, Otmara Marrero, 3 More to Sequel Series Pilot

ABC‘s New York Undercover has tapped MC Lyte (Power), Otmara Marrero (StartUp), Toby Sandeman (She’s Gotta Have It), Anna Enger (Chicago Med), and Octavio Pizano (If Loving You Is Wrong) as series regulars on the contemporary sequel series. Original show creator Dick Wolf, Ben Watkins (Hand of God), and director Anthony Hemingway (Underground, American Crime Story) are spearheading the […]

‘New York Undercover’: Malik Yoba Returning as Det. J.C. Williams in ABC Pilot

When fans of FOX’s popular mid-’90s police drama New York Undercover were hit with the news that ABC had given a formal pilot order for a contemporary reboot/restart/reimagining/re??? in late January 2019, questions arose about whether the series would be a fresh start or exist within the original show’s “universe.” Some of those questions were […]

AMC Developing ’90s Chicago Crime Drama ‘Gang Leader For A Day’

Sudhir Venkatesh’s best-selling book Gang Leader for a Day will be making the transition from page to screen as AMC announced it is developing a drama series adaptation from Ben Watkins (Burn Notice, Hand of God), Edward Burns (Public Morals and tapped to star) and production company Radar. Watkins will be adapting Venkatesh’s novel for […]