The good news is that Common Law is nearing a series order at USA Network, but the bad news is that Amy’s role will be recast. Full article is below.
UPDATE: Medium executive producer Craig Sweeny has come onboard Common Law as executive producer. He will serve as co-showrunner on the series alongside co-creators/exec producers Cormac & Marianne Wibberley through his overall deal at CBS TV Studios.
EXCLUSIVE 5 PM: I hear USA Network is finalizing a series pickup of comedic buddy cop drama Common Law starring Michael Ealy. The project, from CBS TV Studios and Jon Turteltaub’s Junction Entertainment, centers on polar-opposite LAPD homicide detectives Travis Marks (Ealy) and Wes Mitchell (Warren Kole), whose nonstop bickering and acrimony prompts their no-nonsense captain Phil Sutton (Jack McGee) to send them to a couples therapist. The role of the therapist, played in the pilot by Amy Acker, will be recast, along with another, smaller part. There will be some reshoots, and I hear the action quotient on the show will be pumped up. With the series order for Common Law, expected by the end of the week, USA will maintain its perfect pilot-to-series batting average. Common Law was one of three cast-contingent pilots ordered by USA last summer, along with Necessary Roughness and Suits (formerly A Legal Mind). The other two have already been picked up to series. Of the three pilots from USA’s second batch, Eden has been completed, while Over/Under and Wild Card are still casting. Common Law was written by Cormac & Marianne Wibberley, who are executive producing with Turteltaub.
Amy posted on her official Twitter a few days ago to let us know that she is currently filming a new movie in Calgary, Canada, for a few weeks titled Dear Santa — a Christmas comedy — and as a result, sadly isn’t able to attend the ‘Echo 2’ convention in the UK this week.
Amy also stated that she’s still waiting to hear if her new series, Common Law, has been picked up.
Exciting news! Looks like we may have some new material coming our way soon!
EDIT: (April 28) According to IMDB, Amy’s character is called Crystal & the movie has an expected USA release date of December 1, 2011.
I’ve posted extracts of several articles below which contain additional casting info for Amy’s new pilot, Common Law — anyone else excited for this series yet?
The Fighter co-star Jack McGee has been tapped for a lead role in USA’s buddy cop dramedy pilot Common Law, while Arrested Development alum Tony Hale is set to co-star in the HBO comedy pilot Veep.
Common Law centers on polar opposite LAPD homicide detectives Wes Mitchell (Warren Kole) and Travis Marks (Michael Ealy) whose nonstop bickering and acrimony prompts their captain Phil Sutton (McGee), a no-nonsense ex-marine with an ironic wit, to send them to couples counseling. CBS TV Studios and Jon Turteltaub’s Junction Entertainment are producing.
[Alicia] Coppola is currently working on Common Law, a new pilot by her former Jericho producer Jon Turteltaub. If the pilot is picked up, she will recur as a pathologist who has a history with Law’s leading man, Michael Ealy (The Good Wife).
Source: TV Line
Just a small heads up that Amy’s new TV pilot, Common Law starts filming this February — courtesy of Back Stage.
EDIT: Filming appears to be in the Los Angeles area.
Sadly, there’s isn’t any other further information attached to this, but I’ll be sure to keep you guys updated if anything new surfaces!
Good news! Several sources are reporting that Amy has signed up for a new TV pilot for USA Network; a buddy cop dramedy titled Common Law — and playing the only female regular role as the therapist — some details are below. We’ll be sure to keep you updated on this!
Whedon-vet Amy Acker (“Angel”, “Dollhouse”) has joined the cast of the new USA network buddy cop dramedy “Common Law”, according to Deadline.
The show, which stars Michael Ealy (“Sleeper Cell”) and Warren Kole (“24”), centers on ”polar opposite LAPD homicide detectives Wes Mitchell (Kole) and Travis Marks (Ealy) whose constant bickering prompts their captain to send them to couples counseling”.
Acker, whose last TV gig was in the short-lived “Happy Town” for ABC, will play the therapist on the show. Film wise, she next appears in the Whedon produced “Cabin in the Woods”.