Fox Buys Romantic Detective Drama From Hart Hanson & Jason Horwitch

EXCLUSIVE: From the creator of Bones, a new crime drama procedural with a romantic twist is coming to Fox. The network has put in development, Noone, a drama project from Bones‘ Hart Hanson and Rubicon and Medical Investigation creator Jason Horwitch. Written by Horwitch, Noone is described as a story of redemption, martial arts and romance set in San Francisco; a character-driven show that follows a female police detective and her unlikely ally. 20th Century Fox TV, where Hanson is under an overall deal, is producing the project, which has received a script commitment. In addition to running Bones, which enters its ninth season this fall, WME-repped Hanson has drama pilot Backstrom, starring Rainn Wilson, which is still in contention at CBS.  Horwitch is with CAA and the Shuman Co.

Comments (29)

  • Yay… Hart Hanson rewarded again… Another notch in the belt of bland, LCD programming.

    Comment by D — Friday August 9, 2013 @ 7:39pm PDT  
    • Keeping a show on the air for 9 seasons with no sign of slowing down. Couldn’t happen to a more deserving showrunner.

      Comment by Harold — Friday August 9, 2013 @ 8:21pm PDT  
  • Reminds me of a certain show on ABC called “Castle”

    Comment by Amy — Friday August 9, 2013 @ 8:03pm PDT  
    • Which reminds me of another show on FOX called “Bones”.

      Comment by Lola — Friday August 9, 2013 @ 8:52pm PDT  
      • Except it wouldn’t remind you of Bones if you actually watched Castle. They dropped the ball awhile ago on Bones. The arc was so drawn out and ridiculous. They should’ve named that baby “Shark” to represent what the show became trying to juggle that development. This is what happens when a show tries to draw out sexual tension for this long. Castle got to it in half the time, realizing that a couple having sex doesn’t mean there’s no relationship drama to be had and that drama doesn’t have to equal a breakup, forced triangle or some other invented obstacle.

        Comment by J. — Sunday August 11, 2013 @ 12:51pm PDT  
      • Which reminds me of a small show called X-Files.

        Comment by Michelle — Sunday August 11, 2013 @ 2:21pm PDT  
    • And that show Castle, make me think in a certain show on FOX called “Bones”.

      Comment by Mire — Saturday August 10, 2013 @ 8:36am PDT  
      • And both remind me of every crime show with unresolved sexual tension between two characters since what, the 1980s or so.

        Comment by Kevin — Saturday August 10, 2013 @ 9:20am PDT  
        • Yes!, thanks! we can go like before 1980…and Harry Potter is based in Lord of the Rings..and

          Comment by Mire — Saturday August 10, 2013 @ 7:50pm PDT  
        • Well, I have to say you’re a little behind…Castle and Bones have both resolved their sexual tension between the two leads already a while ago. Castle has done so more successfully and organic but this is just my personal opinion.

          Just sayin’… :)

          Comment by Hey — Sunday August 11, 2013 @ 1:44am PDT  
          • It really was more organic. Life doesn’t end when a couple hooks up, it’s just beginning. It’s hard to see how Bones’ seasons of delay developed from anything other than a fear of ‘We can’t get them together yet! The sexual tension will be ruined!’ They kept the show going a long time with that, so I guess credit is due, but it’s not an ideal thing for fans to be strung along.

            Comment by Hey back — Sunday August 11, 2013 @ 1:40pm PDT  
  • Rubicon was just getting good when they snatched control from Jason and it went sideways fast. It’s about time Horwitch got another shot at the title – he’s as humble an artist as you’ll find in this town. Noone deserves it more. If this is a modern day Bruce Lee with an ax to grind, starring a competent female lead, real writing and the visual appeal of San Francisco, I’m going to love this show. Down with zombies – up with Kung Fu – and yes, I’m dead serious.

    Comment by TB — Friday August 9, 2013 @ 8:19pm PDT  
  • The only thing that looks even vaguely interesting about this is the fact that they don’t mention the gender of the ‘unlikely ally’.

    Because a Rizzoli & Isles-type detective drama that actually went down that path with the two female leads instead of just poking at the idea with a stick and running away periodically?

    Now that would be worth a watch.

    But then, this is FOX, so I’m not holding my breath.

    Comment by Benerese — Friday August 9, 2013 @ 8:21pm PDT  
  • Which, Amy, probably reminds you of a certain show on Fox called “Bones”

    Comment by Jenna — Friday August 9, 2013 @ 8:34pm PDT  
  • And Castle is a knockoff of Bones, which Hart Hanson created. There you go, full circle:)

    Comment by Micah — Friday August 9, 2013 @ 8:38pm PDT  
    • Yes, because Bones is very original. They made popular the “will they/won’t they” male/female partners solving cases formula. Every show with that basic concept throughout time is a knock off of Bones. Fact.

      Comment by Karen — Saturday August 10, 2013 @ 10:51am PDT  
    • King and Maxwell on TNT is a ripoff of Bones too. Just so we’re clear.

      Comment by Kyle — Saturday August 10, 2013 @ 11:29am PDT  
      • And Bones is knock off of Moonlighting and Remington Steele if you want to go back just to the 80s. If you go back before that, there will be other shows involving some type of “will they/ wont they” with a would be leading couple..

        Comment by eridapo — Sunday August 11, 2013 @ 11:33pm PDT  
  • Very excited to see this. Rubicon was one of my favorite shows a few years ago.

    Comment by Anonymous — Friday August 9, 2013 @ 8:47pm PDT  
  • So what is the deal with Backstrom? Is it effectively dead? How much longer must I wait for Mamie Gummer to grace my tv screen again?

    Comment by ryan — Friday August 9, 2013 @ 9:18pm PDT  
  • Hanson is the man-son. Horrible pun. CBS, pick up Backstrom. Seriously, you chose Reckless and not that? The industry is a very confusing place.

    Comment by Zachary — Friday August 9, 2013 @ 9:41pm PDT  
  • Horwitch will be out of ideas after episode 4. The show will go on for a season anyway and then be forgotten.

    Comment by Duude. — Friday August 9, 2013 @ 10:13pm PDT  
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