Don't mess with Texas -- or TNT

The cable network has given the greenlight to "Marshal Law: Texas" (working title), a new unscripted drama from Warner Horizon Television, Jerry Bruckheimer Television and Megalomedia Inc.

Six episodes of the series have been ordered, and it is slated to premiere in sometime in 2013.

Set in Houston, and produced with the full cooperation of the real U.S. Marshal Service, "Marshal" will follow the Gulf Coast Violent Offenders and Fugitive Task Force, which works with other local law enforcement agencies to track down some of the country's most violent offenders.

Uber-producer Bruckheimer ("The Amazing Race," the upcoming Johnny Depp film "The Lone Ranger") and his JBTV partner Jonathan Littman will exec produce, along with Megalomedia's Jonathan Nowzaradan. JBTV's KristieAnne Reed is co-executive producer.
It was previously announced that TNT is readying the premiere of "Boston's Finest" on February 27. The new series focuses on the Boston Police Department and is executive produced by Donnie Wahlberg. 
Dave Lewis has been a Los Angeles-based entertainment writer and editor for nearly ten years. Originally hailing from Minneapolis, he moved to L.A. in 1996 to attend USC, before working for various periodicals and web sites including a lengthy stint at He joined the HitFix staff in 2011.