CBS Orders Detroit-Set Buddy-Cop Comedy Pilot, 'Brothered Up' - One African American, the Other Pakistani

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April 20th 2017

CBS-logo-oldLooking to diversify its primetime weekly lineup, CBS has ordered a pilot for a cop comedy titled "Brothered Up," created by Mark Gross ("Mike & Molly") who has and overall deal with CBS TV Studios.

In the potential series, a pair of police officers — one African American, the other Pakistani — are partnered up to patrol the streets of Detroit, Michigan.

The full description for "Brothered Up" reads: An emotionally guarded African American cop gets partnered with an emotionally available Pakistani cop and are forced to find a way to connect as they patrol a Detroit neighborhood.

A take on the age-old buddy-cop sub-genre, except, this time, instead of the typical interracial pairing of one black and one white man, this one will star 2 characters of color. Should this go to series, it'll certainly be a curio, especially for CBS. Let's see how it's handled - writing, character development, themes tackled, how they are tackled, casting, how edgy the humor might be, etc.

Gross will serve as creator and executive producer.

No ETA at this time.

by Shadow and Act on April 20th 2017
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