That was quick. Just 2 days after TNT passed on the Jerry Bruckheimer drama pilot Trooper, the network is back in business with the top producer, greenlighting Marshal Law: Texas, a six-episode new unscripted drama, for a 2013 debut. The series, from Warner Horizon TV, Jerry Bruckheimer TV and Megalomedia, is set in Houston, Texas. Produced with the cooperation of The U.S. Marshal Service, it 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 the officers as they track down extremely violent offenders, serve warrants and go on the hunt for some of America’s most wanted criminals. JBTV’s Jerry Bruckheimer and Jonathan Littman executive produce with Megalomedia’s Jonathan Nowzaradan. KristieAnne Reed is co-executive producer.
Marshal Law: Texas is part of TNT’s current push in unscripted series. It is the third unscripted series greenlighted by the network over the past week, along with the Dick Wolf-produced Cold Justice and the makeover series Save Our Business. On Feb. 27, TNT will premiere Boston’s Finest, about the Boston Police Department, from executive producer Donnie Wahlberg. This summer, the network will premiere the competition series The Hero, headlined by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, and 72 Hours, from the executive producer of Extreme Makeover.
TNT has had little success with reality series to date, including the wish-fulfillment The Wedding Day and, most recently, action-adventure The Great Escape.