"West Wing" producer sailing to "Staten Island"

Mon Nov 3, 2008 12:50pm EST
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By Kimberly Nordyke

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - FX and former "West Wing" writer/executive producer Lawrence O'Donnell are developing a New York-set police drama.

"Staten Island" centers on a compromised police chief based in the borough. Should the project go forward, it could become a successor to FX's long-running cop drama "The Shield," which bows out November 25.

O'Donnell, who won an Emmy for best drama series in 2001 as part of "The West Wing's" production team, is writing and is attached as executive producer. He is also a former panelist on "The McLaughlin Group."

Reuters/Hollywood Reporter