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‘Brothered Up’ Comedy About Black & Pakistani Cops Gets CBS Pilot Order

Deadline logo Deadline 2/3/2017 Nellie Andreeva
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CBS has picked up Brothered Up, a multi-camera buddy cop comedy from Man With A Plan co-executive producer Mark Gross and CBS TV Studios.

Written by Gross under his overall deal with CBS TV Studios, Brothered Up centers on an emotionally guarded African-American cop who is partnered with an emotionally available Pakistani cop and they are forced to find a way to connect as they patrol a Detroit neighborhood.

The project is among the pilots whose casting may be affected by Donald Trump’s travel ban on people coming to the U.S. from seven predominantly Muslim countries (Pakistan is not one of them), which was temporarily halted tonight by a Federal judge.

Before joining Man With A Plan, Gross worked on another CBS sitcom where one of the leads was a cop, the Warner Bros TV-produced Mike & Molly. While not as big as New York, Los Angeles or Chicago, Detroit has a sizable Pakistani-American community.

Last season, CBS aired another comedic series about mismatched cops, the hourlong Rush Hour reboot.

This is CBS’ second multi-camera comedy pilot, joining 9K, 9J And 9L. The network also has hybrid comedy Real Life.

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