Exclusive: “CSI” executive producer Carol Mendelsohn has set up a femme-led procedural at CBS to be penned by “Good Wife” scribe Ted Humphrey.
“Two Badges” is about a female former gang member who becomes a police detective. Project is based on “Two Badges: The Lives of Mona Ruiz,” a 1997 autobiography from Ruiz, who patrolled the same streets in Santa Ana, where she used to cause trouble.
Mendelsohn will exec produce through her CBS Television Studios-based Carol Mendelsohn Prods. banner, with Humphrey also exec producing.
Since launching her owns shingle last year, Mendelsohn has fielded the CBS drama “The Defenders.” Humphrey, a co-exec producer on “The Good Wife,” has also worked on CBS dramas “The Unit” and “Shark.”
On the comedy side, CBS TV Studios has set up a multicam comedy “Malled” at the Eye. Series centers on a career journalist who after getting laid off takes a retail job in a clothing store at the mall.
Mendelsohn and Humphrey are repped by WME.