The actor-rapper will star in and executive-produce the police procedural, which just got a script commitment plus penalty from the network, our sister site Deadline reports.
The drama project — from Jerry Bruckheimer Television and writer Rodney Barnes (The Boondocks) — follows Marcus Armstrong (Harris), the son of an infamous Atlanta criminal who is recruited to be a part of a new vice squad that tackles the city’s growing criminal elements. Marcus’ involvement in the group jeopardizes his own long-held secret.
Harris’ acting credits on the small screen include Roots, Single Ladies, House of Lies and Boss.
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* Hulu has acquired the exclusive streaming rights to TV Land’s Younger, with all past seasons of the series now available ahead of the Season 4 premiere, which airs next Wednesday, June 28 at 10/9c on TV Land.
* Nickelodeon will air the stop-motion animation special SpongeBob SquarePants: The Legend of Boo-Kini Bottom this October.
* Albert Tsai (Dr. Ken) has been upped to series-regular status on CBS’ new fall comedy 9JKL, Deadline reports.
* TBS will premiere its new comedy series The Guest Book on Thursday, Aug. 3 at 10 pm, with back-to-back episodes. Created by Greg Garcia (Raising Hope), every installment of the show features a different set of vacationing guests — played by Jenna Fischer, Danny Pudi, Jaime Pressly and Margo Martindale, among others — in a small mountain town. Watch a trailer below: