The Emmy Award winner is best known for his roles on TV's "The West Wing" and "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip."
His new hour-long show is to start shooting next year, The Hollywood Reporter said, adding Fox has already ordered 13 episodes.
Whitford reportedly will play Dan, a drunken police detective on the edge, who vexes his straight-laced partner, Jack. The entertainment industry trade newspaper did not say who will play Jack.
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