Showrunner pair to pen Sony TV script about trio of Boston cops

Fox has collared an untitled police drama project from the dynamic showrunner duo of David Shore and Peter Tolan.

The Sony Pictures TV property revolves around two partners in the Boston Police Department who are forced to adjust their approach to work when one of them gets fired and is replaced by a young femme.

Fox has given the project a script order with a hefty penalty. Shore and Tolan are co-writing the script and will exec produce with Tolan’s producing partner, Michael Wimer.

Deal comes on the heels of Shore setting up a detective drama at ABC that nabbed a pilot order last week.

This year marks Shore’s first big stab at fielding new projects after spending the past eight seasons as creator and exec producer of “House,” which wrapped its run on Fox this spring. Shore inked an overall deal with Sony Pictures TV earlier this year.

Tolan at present is juggling at least four other TV projects, including an untitled cop ensembler at HBO (also set in Boston) that he’s writing with James Gandolfini attached to star. He’s got another half-hour (“Royal”) in the hopper at HBO, plus laffers at CBS (toplined by Jim Gaffigan) and NBC (“Greenhouse”)

Shore’s repped by ICM; Tolan’s with CAA.

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