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A ‘Cagney & Lacey–esque’ Police Drama Is Currently in Development at ABC

Sharon Gless;Tyne Daly
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Christine Cagney and Mary Beth Lacey may soon be getting some modern-day contemporaries. As first reported by Deadline, ABC is in the midst of developing a “Cagney & Lacey–esque” procedural for the network, which would revolve around a team of female detectives. Though little about the untitled police drama has been revealed, it’ll be penned by Lizzie Mickery (Bloodline, The Following), and the show’s tagline is described as: “Law and Justice. You can’t always have both. Billie Law and Martha Lee will fight to make sure you get what you deserve.” We look forward to the inevitable scene where Tyne Daly and Sharon Gless guest-star as revered bureau chiefs and mutter something like, Remember the good ol’ days at the 14th Precinct?

Cagney & Lacey–esque’ Drama in the Works at ABC