[10/25/12 - 11:17 PM] Development Update: Thursday, October 25 Updates include: ABC Family's "Continuing Fred" adds trio; Barry Schindel, David Semel team for USA drama; and "The Office's" Brian Baumgartner to star in ABC comedy.
STATUS: previously in development (2014-2015 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE: script
DESCRIPTION: (from USA's press release, May 2013) SHADOW COUNSEL - A legal thriller centered on Ethan, a former Army JAG attorney now working as a criminal lawyer in NY who is recruited by the FBI to crack an ongoing investigation. Ethan serves as a shadow counsel - a secret lawyer who operates behind the scenes and completely off the record to circumvent existing roadblocks (hired attorneys, interrogators, etc) in classified cases. Reluctantly agreeing to take the case, Ethan's life rapidly descends into chaos as he finds himself on the run, unsure of who his friends are or who he can trust. From Universal Cable Productions, SHADOW COUNSEL is written and executive produced by Barry Schindel ("Castle") and executive produced by David Semel ("Hemlock Grove," "American Horror Story").