TNT Orders Dick Wolf Series ‘Cold Justice’

New project will follow a prosecutor and a crime-scene investigator as they attempt to solve dormant crimes in small towns

TNT has ordered eight episodes of a new procedural from "Law & Order" boss Dick Wolf, the network said Wednesday.

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The series bears the working title "Cold Justice" and is billed as an "unscripted procedural drama." It will follow Texas prosecutor Kelly Siegler and Yolanda McClary, a crime-scene investigator for the Las Vegas Police Department, as they help local law-enforcement agencies in small towns across the country solve violent crimes that have sat cold because of lack of funding and proper forensic technology.

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In each episode, Siegler and McClary will take on a different case, re-examining the evidence and questioning suspects and witnesses in an effort to finally solve the dormant cases.

The show is tentatively slated to premiere on TNT in late summer 2013.

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Wolf will executive-produce the series, along with Dan Cutforth and Jane Lipsitz ("Top Chef," "Fashion Star") and Tom Thayer ("Hitchcock"). The project comes to TNT from Wolf Films and Cutfort and Lipsitz's Magical Elves production company.

"Cold Justice" will join other unscripted projects on TNT this year, including the Donnie Walhberg-produced "Boston's Finest," a Boston law-enforcement series, which premieres in February; and "The Hero," a competition series starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, which premieres in the summer. Also premiering in the summer: "72 Hours," a race-against-the-clock competition set in the wild.