TNT Picks Up ‘Marshal Law: Texas’ Unscripted Series From Warner Horizon & Jerry Bruckheimer

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TNTTNT has given the green-light to Marshal Law: Texas, a new six episode unscripted drama series from veteran producer Jerry Bruckheimer about the US Marshal Service.

Marshal Law: Texas has been given a six episode order and is being produced by Warner Horizon Television, Jerry Bruckheimer Television & Megalomedia Inc with the assistance of the U.S. Marshal Service. The series centers on the elite Gulf Coast Violent Offenders and Fugitive Task Force, which includes U.S. Marshals working with personnel from the Houston Police Department, the Harris County Sheriff’s Office and other law-enforcement agencies. Marshal Law: Texas follows these dedicated officers as they track down extremely violent offenders, serve warrants and go on the hunt for some of America’s most wanted criminals. The executive producers are Jerry Bruckheimer, Jonathan Littman and Jonathan Nowzaradan.

This is the latest unscripted series that TNT has ordered for 2013 in recent months. The network has also picked up Boston’s Finest, 72 Hours, The Hero, Cold Justice and Save Our Business. While TNT has not had a lot of success with unscripted formats in the past, most recently with the ill fated The Great Escape, it is part of the network’s new strategy as they shift to year-round programming rather than merely programming originals for the summer. Also as part of that effort, TNT has been bulking up on the scripted side. The network has a new series from David E. Kelley titled Monday Mornings set to launch next month and has also recently handed series orders to L.A. Noir and the as yet Untitled Shane Brennan Private Eye Drama. TNT also has a number of scripted pilots still in contention including The Last Ship and Legends.