CBS Orders Cop-Show Pilot Featuring African-American and Pakistani Leads

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Matt Leblanc in ‘Man With a Plan’

Mark Gross, the executive-producer of Man With a Plan, has sold another pilot, Brothered Up, to CBS, Variety reports. The Detroit-set show sees two patrol partners who are constantly at odds — one of whom is African-American and the other Pakistani. Like a few (okay, all) buddy cops before it, the police officers are of two wildly different temperaments, with one being described as “emotionally guarded” and the other “emotionally available.” Somehow, despite these differences, they’re likely to be best friends in no time and the best cops in the neighborhood. The series comes at a time when CBS has been called out for a lack of diversity in its lead characters.

CBS Orders Pilot With African-American and Pakistani Leads