NEW YORK, March 6 (UPI) -- Spike TV said it has ordered six one-hour episodes of a new original series that looks at the inner workings of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.
"DEA" is set to premiere on Spike TV April 2.
"Television viewers will get the same unprecedented access to the inner workings of the DEA as our camera crews -- the raids, the risk and the danger," Al Roker, the show's executive producer, said in a statement Thursday. "This series is the real deal, exposing elements of illegal drug trade that you could not imagine. When you watch 'DEA,' you will feel like you have gone undercover."
Spike TV said it was given exclusive access to follow a group of special agents and task force officers in the DEA Detroit division.
"This job is a calling. We love what we do and you can see that on the show through the dedication and excitement of these agents," added Special Agent Mary Irene Cooper, DEA's chief of congressional and public affairs. "Nothing else I've seen captures the day-to-day experiences of drug law enforcement work like this series."