The Law and Mr. Lee, a TV show tentatively scheduled for the 2003 season but so far unaired, focuses on an Oakland-based private eye HENRY LEE, played by Danny Glover. Lee's is a former Oakland police officer who spent 18 months in prison for "protecting a fellow officer" (that's a crime?) upon his release he becomes a private detective.
The show will supposedly deal with "fictional community crime issues." By community I assume they mean "black," but who knows? Anything would be better than Nash Bridges.
One of the promising aspects of this show -- besides the fact Glover's just a rock-solid actor -- is that Easy Rawlins' creator, Walter Mosley, is one of the producers. That could be a very good thing. But Aaron Spellings' another of the producers -- that's not so hot. If Mr. Lee drives starts driving around the Bay Area in a shiny red vintage car and gets a secretary who wears bikinis to the office, we'll know who to blame.
A pilot was filmed, but that seems to be as far as this project went...
Preliminary report respectfully submitted by Kevin Burton Smith.
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