After all this is the writer-producer behind Hill Street Blues, LA Law, NYPD Blue, Over There and Doogie Howser MD.
US cable network TNT has ordered 10 episodes of Murder in the First, featuring Taye Diggs and Kathleen Robertson.
Set in San Francisco and co-created by Eric Lodal, the series follows homicide detectives across one major case across the entire season: the murder of an apparent drug addict with ties to a Silicon Valley mogul.
It will premiere in mid-2014.
Not sure where this may land in Australia but a number of TNT dramas have screened on Nine, plus one or two on Foxtel.