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[02/14/14 - 11:44 PM]
Development Update: Friday, February 14
Updates include: Jane Krakowski to lead FOX's "Dead Boss"; Alyson Hannigan to spend "More Time with Family" at CBS; and Mary-Louise Parker-led "Feed Me" gets pilot order at NBC.

[02/27/13 - 11:03 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, February 27
Updates include: David Spade, Rachael Harris report for "Bad Management" at ABC; FOX snags Anthony LaPaglia for "Boomerang"; and Chyler Leigh joins "Holding Patterns" at NBC.

[02/06/13 - 11:22 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, February 6
Updates include: Dave Annable joins NBC's "Joe & Joe & Jane"; John Corbett to lead CBS's "NCIS: Los Angeles" spin-off; and "Chicago Fire" gets an extra episode from NBC.

[01/07/13 - 10:02 AM]
Julia Stiles, David Walton, Camryn Manheim and Frances Fisher Headline "The Makeover," a New Hallmark Hall of Fame Presentation Premiering Sunday, January 27 on the ABC Television Network
Georgia Lyman also stars in the project, from director John Gray and writer C. Jay Cox.

[11/06/12 - 11:18 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, November 6
Updates include: Emily Rios boards "The Bridge" at FX; Eric Petersen joins TV Land's "Giant Baby"; and Ronald D. Moore's "Outlander" lands at Starz.

[10/31/12 - 03:35 PM]
USA Formally Pulls the Plug on "Common Law"
The Michael Ealy/Warren Kole-led drama was not expected to return.

[10/11/12 - 11:09 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, October 11
Updates include: TNT cancels "The Great Escape"; Michael Bolton to star in potential ABC comedy; and Carlton Cuse to develop "The Sixth Gun" at NBC.

[09/11/12 - 11:17 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, September 11
Updates include: USA lets cast options on "Common Law" expire; Tom Hopper first to be cast in Starz's "Black Sails"; and Bruno Heller lands pilot order for CBS's "The Advocates."

[08/30/12 - 11:04 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, August 30
Updates include: CBS in talks for Robin Williams-led comedy from David E. Kelley; Taylor Schilling tapped as lead in Netflix's "Orange Is the New Black"; and Julia Ormond to star in Lifetime's "Witches of East End."

[06/14/12 - 07:40 AM]
Second Wave of Nominees Breaks for "Teen Choice 2012" Airing Sunday, July 22, Live on FOX
Plus: Kristen Bell, Troian Bellisario, Jason Derulo, Selena Gomez, Lucy Hale, Victoria Justice, Bridgit Mendler, Shay Mitchell, Dax Shepard and Jordin Sparks are all set to appear.

[05/30/12 - 02:36 PM]
Jerry O'Connell, Jesse Palmer, Howie Mandel & Joel McHale to Co-Host "Live! With Kelly" for the Week of June 11-15, 2012
Guests that week include Noah Wyle, Bristol Palin, Ben Stiller, Michael Ealy and Raven-Symone.

[05/11/12 - 08:20 AM]
The Futon's First Look: "Common Law" (USA)

[04/24/12 - 01:04 PM]
USA Network Promotes Bill McGoldrick to EVP, Original Scripted Programming
McGoldrick will continue to oversee all USA scripted development of drama and comedy series, long-form and event programming.

[04/17/12 - 08:02 AM]
USA Owns Summer with the Most Powerful Lineup of Originals
Said lineup kicks off with the return of "Royal Pains" and "Necessary Roughness" on Wednesday, June 6.

[03/27/12 - 12:39 PM]
USA Network Upfront to Feature Headline Performances by Jennifer Hudson and Mark Ronson
The talent only presentation will feature the stars of USA at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall in New York City on Thursday, May 17.

[03/07/12 - 11:41 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, March 7
Updates include: Keri Russell to lead "The Americans" for FX; Anthony Edwards, Carmen Ejogo report to ABC's "Zero Hour"; and Theo James is CBS's new "Golden Boy."

[03/02/12 - 07:12 AM]
USA Sets "Common Law" Premiere Date for Friday, May 11 at 10/9c
The series, starring Michael Ealy, Warren Kole, Jack McGee and Sonya Walger, will lead out of "Fairly Legal."

[03/01/12 - 11:32 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, March 1
Updates include: Matthew Perry to star in NBC's "Go On"; Amber Stevens to lead The CW's "Dakota"; and David Krumholtz joins Michael Urie in CBS's "Partners."

[02/14/12 - 11:03 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, February 14
Updates include: Jonny Lee Miller to play Sherlock Holmes for CBS; Bryan Fuller's "Hannibal" gets series order at NBC; and Sophia Bush is cast in CBS's "Partners."

[01/30/12 - 09:59 AM]
USA Network Partners With Greg Berlanti, Laurence Mark and Warner Horizon Television for Six-Hour Drama Event Series "Political Animals"
Plus: Jeff Eastin's drama pilot, starring Aaron Tveit, Daniel Sunjata, Vanessa Ferlito, Brandon Jay McLaren and Manny Montana, is now titled "Graceland."

[01/04/12 - 06:41 AM]
USA Network Returns to Fridays With "Fairly Legal" and "In Plain Sight" - New Seasons of Original Series Premiere March 16, 2012
Said duo will air back-to-back beginning at 9:00/8:00c.

[12/12/11 - 01:49 PM]
USA Network Moves to Upfront Week With Event on Thursday, May 17, 2012
Said event will take place at Lincoln Center in New York City that night.

[12/08/11 - 10:42 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, December 8
Updates include: ABC orders extra episode of "Castle"; USA pushes "Common Law" to the summer; and Goldie Hawn-led "Viagra Diaries" nears green light at HBO.

[11/29/11 - 09:22 AM]
USA Network Sets Launch Date for New Original Series "Common Law" - Thursday, January 26 at 10/9c
Plus: "White Collar" returns Tuesday, January 17 and "Royal Pains" is due back Wednesday, January 18.

[11/28/11 - 10:55 PM]
Development Update: Monday, November 28
Updates include: Liz Vassey sells "Four Play" to NBC; Kathryn Hahn to visit "Parks & Recreation"; and Evelyn Lozada in talks for "Basketball Wives" spin-off at VH1.

[09/28/11 - 10:48 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, September 28
Updates include: Sonya Walger joins USA's "Common Law"; Dane Cook to topline a comedy for NBC; and "Breaking In's" Seth Gordon sets up shop at Sony.

[08/22/11 - 11:20 PM]
Development Update: Monday, August 22
Updates include: Showtime orders three pilots; Eric Stonestreet to play Fatty Arbuckle for HBO; and ABC continues script buying binge.

[07/06/11 - 07:13 AM]
USA Network Builds on Scripted Originals Momentum With Series Pick Up of "Common Law"
The series will start production next month on 11 episodes in New Orleans, Louisiana.

[06/14/11 - 10:14 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, June 14
Updates include: Rob Lowe, Kaley Cuoco to star in Lifetime's "The Drew Peterson Story"; and USA's "Common Law," FX's "Outlaw Country" to do reshoots.

[01/27/11 - 10:53 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, January 27
Updates include: ABC to go "Missing" this summer; Jack McGee, Tony Hale land pilots; and Minka Kelly, Rachael Taylor in talks to join ABC's "Charlie's Angels."

[01/06/11 - 06:33 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, January 6
Updates include: Kristen Johnston, Christine Taylor to topline TV Land pilots; and Amy Acker lands female lead on USA's "Common Law."

[12/08/10 - 06:42 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, December 8
Updates include: HBO passes on "All Signs of Death"; Warren Kole to topline USA's "Common Law"; and John Grisham brings "Ford County" to NBC.

[11/03/10 - 02:39 PM]
USA Network Greenlights the Pilot Production of Three New Originals: "Eden," "Wild Card" and "Over/Under"
The trio join the previously announced "Common Law," "Necessary Roughness" and "A Legal Mind."

[08/16/10 - 06:58 PM]
Development Update: Monday, August 16
Updates include: Michael Ealy to star in USA's "Common Law"; HBO resurrects "The Life & Times of Tim"; and Kate Micucci rejoins FOX's "Raising Hope."

[06/09/10 - 09:16 AM]
USA Network Partners with CBS Television Studios for Green Light to "Common Law"
The project joins previously announced pilots NECESSARY ROUGHNESS and A LEGAL MIND.







COMMON LAW (USA)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
5/11/12 - 8/10/12
STATUS:
canceled/ended (2011-2012 season)
TIME SLOT:
completed airing its current season
SEASON(S):
1 (12 episodes, 0 of which have yet to air)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
confirmed as canceled on 10/31/12
DESCRIPTION:
(from USA's press release, February 2012) USA Network's newest original series COMMON LAW, about two ace detectives who are forced into couples' therapy to save their work relationship, will premiere Friday, May 11 at 10/9c, following an all-new FAIRLY LEGAL, which returns on Friday, March 16 at 9/8c for its sophomore season. The 12 episode one-hour series stars Michael Ealy ("The Good Wife," "Californication"), Warren Kole ("The Chicago Code," "24"), Jack McGee ("The Fighter," "Rescue Me") and Sonya Walger ("Lost," "In Treatment") and will run through Friday, August 10. The return to Friday is a homecoming for USA, having successfully launched three of the network's most popular original series (MONK, PSYCH, WHITE COLLAR) on that night. In COMMON LAW, Travis Marks (Ealy) and Wes Mitchell (Kole) have a problem - each other. Despite their differences, this odd couple set of detectives are incredible at what they love most - enforcing the law - and have a seven-year track record as the LAPD's finest in the Robbery-Homicide Division. But when their constant bickering begins to have a major impact on their caseload, their new-age captain (McGee) institutes mandatory couples' therapy to bring back the flame in their "work marriage." Tough-as-nails therapist Dr. Ryan (Walger) is brought in to help them understand and resolve their conflicts and confront their demons in order to enhance their ability to continue solving crimes.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Jack McGee as Mike Sutton
· Michael Ealy as Travis Marks
· Sonya Walger as Emma Ryan
· Warren Kole as Wes Mitchell
RECURRING/PREVIOUS CAST INFORMATION:
· Amy Acker as Dr. Elyse Ryan (Original Pilot)
CREW INFORMATION:
· Cormac Wibberley as CRTR/EP
· Craig Sweeny as EP
· Dan Shotz as CO-EP
· Jon Turteltaub as EP/DIR (Pilot)
· Karim Zreik as CO-EP
· Marianne Wibberley as CRTR/EP
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· CBS Television Studios
· Junction Entertainment