NBC has given a series commitment to a legal drama from vet scribe David E. Kelley.
Project reps the first fresh material from Kelley since he moved his production company to Warner Bros. TV in a new pact earlier this year. Premise of the NBC show revolves around a father and daughter who are both lawyers.
Deal marks the first series from Kelley on the Peacock since he exec produced Steven Bochco’s “L.A. Law” in the late 1980s. Kelley was behind the short-lived NBC reality show “The Law Firm,” but most of his recent series — “Boston Legal,” “The Practice,” “Ally McBeal,” “Boston Public” — have aired either on ABC or Fox.
Kelley also had success at CBS in the mid-1990s, with “Chicago Hope” and “Picket Fences.”
The Kelley drama reps one of the bigger commitments to come out of the networks so far this development season — and comes as NBC looks to replenish its stable of hourlong series next season, as “ER” gets ready to retire and “Law & Order” shows its age.