Future of 'Detroit 1-8-7' unclear

April 5, 2011 at 9:28 PM
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DETROIT, April 5 (UPI) -- Whether to renew "Detroit 1-8-7" hasn't been decided yet, however, the police drama is moving out of its Highland Park, Mich., studio space, its producer said.

Starring Michael Imperioli and James McDaniel, the series debuted last fall.

"ABC has decided to vacate the stage space for now considering the unclear future of the show," Jason Richman, a show writer, creator and executive producer, told The Detroit News in an e-mail Monday. "But no final decision has been communicated to us."

The newspaper quoted Richman as saying ABC isn't expected to make the decision regarding whether to pick up the show for a second season until next month.

Richman said a factor that could affect the future of the series is whether the state of Michigan will approve a request for tax credits to support shooting the show where it is set.

"As far as we know, our incentive application has been put on hold like many others, pending new legislation," he told the News.

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