Jerry O'Connell, Sydney Poitier to Star in Detective Procedural

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Sony Pictures Television Networks says it has ordered Carter, a detective procedural starring Sliders and Stand By Me icon Jerry O'Connell and Chicago P.D. alum Sydney Tamiia Poitier, for its international channels.

Principal photography will begin next month in North Bay, Ontario. The 10-episode show follows O'Connell's title character, an actor known for playing a detective on a hit TV show and forced to return to his hometown after an embarrassing public meltdown in Hollywood, a press release explained.

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Bush played Detective Erin Lindsay for four seasons on Dick Wolf's hit NBC drama.

Carter then tries to parlay his acting experience into a career as a real-life detective, partnering with his long-time friend and a no-nonsense veteran of the local police force, played by Poitier.

"Our channels are hungry for easy-to-watch, easy-to-program procedurals, and Carter more than fills that void. It delivers both star power and self-contained crime stories with a comedic edge. The scripts are smart and charming, and Jerry and Sydney are great together. We love this show for our channels," Marie Jacobson, executive vice president of programming and production for Sony Pictures Television Networks, said in a statement Thursday.

Poitier is the daughter of Oscar-winning actor Sidney Poitier.

By Karen Butler

Originally published in UPI Entertainment News.

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