'Shield' Creator Heads to Fox

Shawn Ryan, creator of "The Shield," is heading to Fox with a new cop drama pilot called "Ridealong."

The new show, set in Chicago, is moving away from the police stations and heading out to the streets.

"The show is being done through the various (forces') windshields -- from cops to uniformed detectives to the new female chief of police," Ryan said. "Their cars are their offices, so we should be out in the streets a ton."

Worried this is going to be a watered-down, network version of "The Shield?" Not according to Ryan.

"I always knew I wanted to go back to the cop arena but with a markedly different approach, not just do a network version of 'The Shield,' " he said. "I think I've found a way to do a unique cop show with 'Ridealong.' "

FOX has handed a put pilot commitment to the project so you can expect to be hearing more about it soon, I'm sure.

source: THR

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