US network Fox has picked up Jack and Dan, a 13x1hrs cop series from Matt Nix (Burn Notice).
Nix will executive produce the new show, which will be produced by Fox TV Studios. Fox is looking for for international coproduction partners for the series, which has yet to go into production. FtvS president Emiliano Calemzuk is understood to be talking to various producers and broadcasters about the script.
The series is billed as an procedural with comedy elements. It follows the escapades of Jack, an ambitious by-the-book cop who is partnered with Dan, a drunken lecherous loose cannon, living on past glories.
Nix said: It’s an action comedy cop show that follows both the cops and the criminals and the ways they come together. The fun is seeing how they clash, and that doesn’t happen in conventional procedural ways.”