CBS Picks Up Police Drama Series ROOKIES from Robert De Niro and Richard Price

     October 12, 2010


If you were worried that there wouldn’t be any new police dramas hitting networks next season, then you obviously haven’t been watching television at any time in its history. There are always multiple police dramas every season, and another one will be competing for viewers attention soon enough: THR reports CBS has made a script deal for Rookies, a series following a team of six freshman cops who are sent into high-crime trouble spots. Robert De Niro is behind the series via his Tribeca Productions bannerm and will executive produce alongside Richard Price, who previously worked on the hit series The Wire. The question is whether or not CBS audiences will want another crime procedural in the line-up alongside Criminal Minds and The Mentalist. Personally, I’d take a police drama from De Niro and Price over any of CBS’ current programming any day of the week. Stay tuned as this project develops.