Pilot, 9 episodes ordered for Memphis-themed cop series 'Delta Blues'

Cable network TNT has ordered a pilot and nine additional episodes for the Memphis-themed series "Delta Blues," starring Jason Lee as a Memphis cop who lives with his mother and moonlights as an Elvis tribute artist. The show, executive produced by George Clooney, is expected to debut later this year.

Here is a synopsis from the Los Angeles Times, quoting TNT's announcement:

In "Delta Blues," Lee plays Dwight Hendricks, a Memphis police officer who lives with his mother. His intimate connection with the city and its people sets him apart from his fellow officers. Alfre Woodard plays Lt. Tanya Rice, a demanding boss determined to keep Dwight on a short leash. Also starring in "Delta Blues" are Celia Weston (Junebug) as Dwight's mother; Sam Hennings as Charlie White, a.k.a. Whitehead, his partner; Robyn Lively (Saving Grace) as Charlene, Dwight's ex-wife; Leonard Earl Howze (Barbershop) as Reginald Greenback, a detective who works with Dwight and Whitehead; Abraham Benrubi (ER), a detective who uses Chickasaw tribal wisdom in his work; and DJ Qualls (My Name Is Earl) as Sutton, Dwight's protégé.

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