"House M.D." creator David Shore is shifting his focus from the hospital to the courtroom.
ABC has purchased a legal drama from Shore with a pilot-production commitment, an individual with knowledge of the deal told TheWrap.
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The as-yet-untitled project revolves around a former cop who's now a cunning but charming low-rent lawyer who uses his street smarts to work the system for his clients while battling his own demons and wooing his ex-wife.
Sony Pictures Television, with whom Shore inked an overall deal in June, is producing.
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Shore is no stranger to the legal genre, having served as an en executive producer on "Family Law," as well as a consulting producer on "Century City" and a producer on "Law & Order."
Shore's "House M.D." ended its eight-season run on Fox in May.
Deadline first reported the news of Shore's pilot deal with ABC.