ABC is taking the fight on terrorism to the small screens of America. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the network has signed on for Border Security USA. The network has ordered 11 episodes of the unscripted series from executive producer Arnold Shapiro and the hour-long program will focus on the efforts taken to control our nation's borders in regards to smuggling and immigration.
The series is the first multiepisode program that is being produced with the cooperation of the Department of Homeland Security and many other government agencies.
"We're showing everyday heroes who are risking their lives to protect us," said Shapiro, who also produced the law enforcement series Rescue 911 and the classic jailhouse documentary Scared Straight. "Every mode of transportation to get into the country, we have covered."
The series is being based off of Australia's Border Security: Australia's Front Line. It isn't clear when the show will go into production, but it is said to premiere sometime next season.