LL Cool J Close to Getting Man Picked Up

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Variety says CBS is close to giving a midseason pickup to the new LL Cool J show “The Man,” which was created by “CSI” mogul Anthony Zuiker. The production order likely will be for six episodes.

The series, from CBS Paramount Network TV, revolves around an LAPD cop (Cool J). If the pickup becomes official, it’s expected the pilot will be reworked and reshot.

Toward that end, there’s talk that “CSI: NY” executive producers Pam Veasey and Peter Lenkov might come on board the project.