House creator David Shore is back at Fox with a new drama project, this time done in collaboration with Rescue Me co-creator Peter Tolan. The network has handed out a script commitment plus penalty to the untitled project, from Sony Pictures TV where both Shore and Tolan are under overall deals. The show centers on Mike and John who believe they are the best partners the Boston Police Department has ever seen despite one of them getting fired and replaced by a young female cop with issues of her own. As the producers put it, “they’ll learn that it sometimes takes a trio to make a great duo.” Shore and Tolan will co-write the script and will executive produce with Michael Wimer, Tolan’s producing partner at Fedora Entertainment.
This marks the second broadcast sale for Shore this season, his first under the overall pact with Sony TV he signed in July after his medical drama House ended its eight-season run on Fox. He also has a legal drama at ABC with a pilot production commitment. In addition to the drama with Shore, Tolan has a comedy with comedian Jim Gaffigan that has a put pilot commitment at CBS. Shore is with ICM Partners and the Shuman Co., Tolan, who did comedy pilot Let It Go at Fox last season, is with CAA.