A&E Network set to embrace dramatic side

NEW YORK, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Taking a break from acquiring TV series and producing reality series, the A&E cable network is set to add a slate of original dramas to its U.S. lineup.

While the network revealed Tuesday it has renewed six of its reality series and is developing two new pilots, said A&E is in process of developing six new drama series as well.


Two of those planned dramas are still without titles including one based around a New York anti-terrorist project and another from producer Steven Bochco about two married lawyers who focus on divorce.

The law is also the focus of "Johnny the Great," featuring a defense attorney who enjoys a hedonistic lifestyle.

Also included on the list of new projects for A&E is "Dry River," which follows a father and son who represent the law in a Texas town, but whose relationship is severely estranged.

The Web site said the final two projects include "Y3," about a crime-solving thief, and a crime procedural from writer Sheldon Turner entitled "The Hunt."

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