It was just a matter of time before that tax credit led to something like this. A new police drama starring Michael Imperioli (he was in the Sopranos), James McDaniel (remember Lt. Fancy from NYPD Blue?) and others will begin airing this September every Tuesday night on ABC. Best of all, the show - called Detroit 1-8-7 - is being filmed entirely in Detroit.
Initial reports say that filming of the first season's 12 episodes will pump about $25 million in the local economy. Pretty sweet. And they're not even going to get in the way of Monday Night Football!
I haven't heard details as to when they'll start filming, but I'll be on the lookout for the chance to induct Lt. Fancy into the JennFriends. And by the way, what's the over-under on how long before they show one of the detectives gnawing on a coney dog? I say three episodes, tops! The trailer makes it look like show will be filmed in a humorous, documentary-style. Check it out at abc.com.