CBS has made a series commitment for “The Lincoln Lawyer,” based on the Michael Connelly novels, to be produced by David E. Kelley, the Emmy-winning creator of “The Practice,” “Ally McBeal” and “Big Little Lies.”
“The Lincoln Lawyer” was the first of five novels focusing on criminal defense attorney Mickey Haller, who operates around Los Angeles County out of a Lincoln Town Car. It was also adapted into a 2011 film starring Matthew McConaughey. The series is targeted for the 2020-2021 season.
“David is the best at legal in the history of television, and his take on Mickey Haller is brilliant,” said Thom Sherman, CBS Entertainment’s senior executive vice president, programming. “He’s off writing right now, and we can’t wait. We’re salivating to get his first script.”
CBS also announced it is developing “Pretty,” a comedy produced by “The Big Bang Theory” star Kaley Cuoco, starring and co-written by comedian Santina Muha.
“Pretty” is “about a ballsy, passionate woman who moves from Jersey to L.A. to pursue her dreams of love and her dream of becoming the next Oprah, while she also has to be the caretaker to her wonderfully, comedically messed-up family and friends,” Sherman said.
The announcements were made Thursday in connection with CBS’ presentations at the Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour, which is being held in Beverly Hills.
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