A couple of The Office alums have new shows potentially on tap for the 2014-15 TV season. Last fall, CBS passed on the hourlong procedural Backstrom starring Rainn Wilson, but the project has now been granted new life at Fox. The network has ordered 13 episodes of the crime drama, which is based on author Leif G.W. Persson’s book series of the same name. Created by Bones mastermind Hart Hanson, Backstrom stars Rainn Wilson as “an offensive, irascible detective” who tries to change his self-destructive behavior to no avail. Backstrom leads Portland’s Serious Crimes Unit, which is where the procedural element comes in.
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