The Nine Network yesterday confirmed its new Sydney drama Cops LAC as part of its 2010 Programme Launch.
The “Local Area Command” drama was first leaked by TV Tonight in early November.
As previously noted, the characters in the series include 2 Academy graduates, one male, 29, one female, 19; a third generation cop who wants to become a detective; an ‘old school’ Senior Sergeant on the cusp of retirement; an early 30s detective who can read human behaviour in an instant; a mid-40s female Inspector with an impeccable work ethic; and a Superintendent who is smart, strategic, and respected by his peers.
The series, set at ‘Seaview Local Area Command,’ is believed to begin shooting from next May as 13 x 1 episodes, with a second shoot to begin immediately thereafter.
Meanwhile David Gyngell also announced a third channel for Nine next year, following the success of the GO! brand.
“GO! is the new Channel TEN, and Channel Nine is the old Channel Nine,” he suggested.
Nine will offer a catch-up service to include Warner titles such as Two and a Half Men, Cold Case, and The Mentalist.
“Our Warner studio output deal allows us to provide a 28-day catch-up after it’s been on air,” Sales Director Peter Wiltshire said.
But Ninemsn chief executive Joe Pollard said talks were continuing on beginning catch-up services next year.
Nine’s Programme Launch moves to Melbourne today for the last of its 3 day media tour, where more new announcements are expected.