ABC has given a put pilot commitment to a cop drama from writer-producer Jeff Rake. The untitled project will be produced by Sony Pictures Television, where Rake is under an overall deal, and studio-based 25 C Prods.

The Hollywood Reporter says Rake describes the show as "an ensemble drama about first-year cops on the LAPD that chronicles their work lives and personal lives." "It is a vicarious pleasure to write about cops because I know I'd last about seven minutes in their shoes," he said. Rake will executive produce the project with 25 C's Sarah Timberman and Carl Beverly.

Brian B.