Apparently not content with already serving as executive producer on two new shows, Peter Tolan has taken on yet another project, signing on as co-executive producer of the new Fox legal drama Rake starring Greg Kinnear.
In September, Tolan became attached to a new cop show with House creator David Shore, just a week and a half after reaching a pilot agreement with CBS for a single-camera comedy starring Jim Gaffigan. Rake, based on an Australian series of the same name, centers on Cleaver Greene, a criminal defense lawyer described as "[b]rilliant, iconoclastic, and innately self-destructive [with] a mind-numbing lack of discretion." He also has a penchant for "utterly hopeless cases without realizing that he...is the most desperate case of all." In other words, it's a lot like House in a courtroom, thus continuing TV's quest to combine all the procedurals into one. [via Deadline]
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