USA Network continues its expansion into unscripted programming with a series order to Partners In Crime, pilot pickup of All In and a development deal for The Cowboy Way. “Our approach to reality storytelling is to showcase a broad spectrum of life’s real characters,” said Heather Olander, USA’s SVP Alternative Programming.
Partners In Crime is a docu-soap featuring colorful criminal defense attorneys Mario Gallucci and partner Big Lou Gelormino, who have made a practice out of taking on infamous cases. They are not only partners in the courtroom, they’re best friends. They may bicker like brothers, but they wouldn’t miss getting together on Sunday night for a family dinner, complete with Mario’s specialty — spaghetti and buffalo chicken meatballs. Partners In Crime is produced by Peacock Prods, NBC News’ non-fiction production unit. (more…)