Richard Hatem Develping “Procedural” for The CW

Well, the CW is calling the following premise a procedural anyway. Which may be a sign of why they always get these things wrong. Anyway:

CW Developing Case-of-the-Week Drama From ‘Grimm’ Scribe – by Leslie Goldberg

The CW is getting into the procedural business.

The young-skewing network has given script orders toWrecking Ball, a case-of-the-week drama from Grimm’s Richard HatemThe Hollywood Reporter has learned.

The project from CBS Television Studios revolves around a John F. Kennedy Jr.-type character who teams with a young campaign strategist to solve underdog cases.

Hatem, whose credits also include the network’s Supernatural and The Secret Circle, will pen the project and executive produce alongside Ross Fineman (FX’s Lights Out).

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Two things strike us about this concept.

  1. Unusual choice of protagonists – political types during a time when older-skewing audiences are very anti anything having to do with politics
  2. These article reads exactly as though it were written for Deadline.Com – did somebody at the Reporter steal Nikki Finke’s style book?

We look forward to seeing what happens next. Both regarding this series and the massive retaliation Nikki is well-known for. (Or maybe Lesley Goldberg is about to get a new job?)