EXCLUSIVE: The Mentalist creator/executive producer Bruno Heller and the series’ executive producers Ashley Gable and Tom Szentgyorgyi have set up a new crime drama at CBS. Titled Murder Bitches, it centers on two young female detectives who are complete opposites, their relationship made more complicated by the fact that one of them suffered a stroke two years ago at age 27. They’re known on the force, in admiration and envy, as the Murder Bitches. Gable and Szentgyorgyi will write the script and  executive produce with Heller. Mentalist producer Warner Bros TV, where Heller is under an overall deal, is producing.

Gable joined The Mentalist right after the pilot and was on it for the first four seasons, the last two as an executive producer. She currently serves as a consulting producer on the new CBS/CBS TV Studios drama Vegas.

Szentgyorgyi came on board Mentalist as a co-executive producer at the beginning of the second season and has been an executive producer since the beginning of Season 3. This is Heller’s second  project for CBS this season. He is writing and executive producing legal drama The Advocates, also from Warner Bros TV, which has received a pilot production commitment.