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Posted Tuesday 6/26/18 at 4:47PM EDT
It's official: Gabrielle Union and Jessica Alba to star in L.A.'s Finest for Charter Communications
The Bad Boys spinoff pilot that NBC rejected last month has officially been ordered as the cable giant's first original scripted series. The Jerry Bruckheimer-produced L.A.'s Finest has received a 13-episode order that will premiere in 2019 on Charter's Spectrum platform. L.A.'s Finest has Union reprising her Bad Boys role as Syd Burnett, now an LAPD detective, who is partnered with Alba's Nancy McKenna, a working mom. Bot have complicated lives. “Charter has a strong passion for the project and we could not be more excited. Immediately we knew this innovative new platform was absolutely the right home for L.A.’s Finest,” said Jeff Frost, president of Sony Pictures Television. Charter has been interested in scripted original series since hiring former NBC executive Katherine Pope earlier this year.
Posted Friday 6/01/18 at 2:37PM EDT
L.A.'s Finest lands a Canadian broadcaster as Sony TV nears a U.S. TV deal for the Gabrielle Union-Jessica Alba Bad Boys spinoff
Canada's Bell Media has struck a deal to air 13 episodes of L.A.'s Finest on one of it specialty channels. The announcement comes as Sony TV is in "serious negotiations" with Charter Communications to become the U.S. home for the Bad Boys spinoff that NBC rejected last month.
Posted Thursday 5/31/18 at 1:46PM EDT
Charter Communications is in "advanced negotiations" to pick up L.A.'s Finest starring Gabrielle Union and Jessica Alba
"A deal appears likely" for the rejected NBC pilot that's an offshoot of the Bad Boys films, according to Deadline. The cable company could use L.A.'s Finest as a "key launching piece" in its strategy to create "high-end original content."
Posted Thursday 5/17/18 at 10:42PM EDT
Bad Boys spinoff L.A.'s Finest could be a TV series for Charter Communications
The cable operator is said to be interested in high-end scripted series. According to Deadline, preliminary talks have begun to between Sony Pictures Television and Charter to pick up L.A.'s Finest starring Gabrielle Union and Jessica Alba. Last week, NBC rejected the pilot, which was one of the most expensive of pilot season at a cost of $12 million. As Deadline notes, "L.A’s Finest features two movie stars, Union and Alba, and is a rare drama series headlined by two diverse women."
Posted Friday 5/11/18 at 6:52PM EDT
NBC passes on Bad Boys spinoff L.A.'s Finest starring Gabrielle Union and Jessica Alba, but it's being shopped to other networks
"While not off the charts, L.A.’s Finest had garnered solid buzz and is a rare marquee drama title with two diverse female leads — something we don’t have on broadcast TV," according to Deadline's Nellie Andreeva. "It is not entirely clear whether NBC’s decision was based on creative or business reasons (NBC had been in negotiations with Sony TV on four projects — two pilots and two current series), but the answer is likely in some combination of the two."
Posted Thursday 4/12/18 at 10:36PM EDT
NBC's Bad Boys offshoot finally has a title: L.A.'s Finest
Gabrielle Union and Jessica Alba star in a female take on the Bad Boys movies, with Union reprising her Bad Boys II role. She and Alba play LAPD detective partners.
Posted Wednesday 4/04/18 at 5:25PM EDT
Check out Gabrielle Union and Jessica Alba filming NBC's Bad Boys spinoff pilot
The actresses were spotted drawing their guns in their roles as LAPD detective partners.
Posted Friday 3/02/18 at 5:52PM EST
Jessica Alba teams with Gabrielle Union on NBC's Bad Boys spinoff
Alba will play a detective, Nancy McKenna, an Army veteran of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars who is partnered with Union's character, Syd Burnett, on the NBC pilot. Alba will also serve as an executive producer. This will be Alba's first TV series regular role since Fox's Dark Angel, the James Cameron-produced sci-fi drama that aired from 2000 to 2002.