CBS Orders Dick Wolf Drama ‘FBI’ Straight to Series

Creator currently has five shows at NBC

Last Updated: September 20, 2017 @ 12:23 PM

An NBC staple is moving over to CBS.

The network announced Wednesday that it is giving a 13-episode straight-to-series order to “F.B.I.,” (working title) a show about the inner workings at the New York office of the government agency.

Dick Wolf, the iconic creator behind “Law & Order” and the “Chicago” franchise on NBC, created the series and is serving as an executive producer.

The one-hour drama is expected to air during the 2018-19 TV season.

Craig Turk (“The Good Wife”), Arthur W. Forney and Peter Jankowski are also serving as executive producers. Turk will serve as the showrunner and will write the pilot.

The series is a co-production between Universal Television and CBS Television.

Wolf currently has five series airing during the fall TV season: “Law & Order: SVU,” “Chicago Fire,” “Chicago P.D.,” “Chicago Med” and the premiere of “Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders.”

Wolf got his start on NBC. Some of his first writing credits include the hit series “Miami Vice” and “Hill Street Blues.” However, he’s best known as the creator of the “Law & Order” franchise, which has been airing since 1990.

He also produces Oxygen’s non-scripted true crime series “Cold Justice” and “Criminal Confessions,” along with A&E’s “Nightwatch,” which follows emergency first responders.