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Earlier today it was announced that Mira Sorvino is in talks to join the new Jerry Bruckheimer project at CBS. And while the Academy Award winning actress (for Woody Allen's Mighty Aphrodite) is in final negotiations to play the lead in the very Bruckheimer-ish sounding pilot Trooper, the network has already found her a potential co-star in Jay Hernandez. Sorvino would play KJ Flaxton, a mother and New York State trooper, and Hernandez in on board as her partner.

Deadline reports that the Friday Night Lights and Hostel actor is returning to television for Trooper. Hernandez' character is a former Miami Homicide Detective who relocated to New York with his daughter after the death of his wife. The last time Jay Hernandez tried his hand at television it was for the short lived Six Degrees at ABC but I'll always remember him from the Saturday morning series Hang Time.

And like his partner in crime, uh, prevention, Hernandez' character obviously also works for the New York State Police but not much has been released in terms of plot. It sounds like just another Bruckheimer police procedural (like the CSIs), only this time instead of being stuck to the city, they'll be solving crimes across the entire state! Well, I don't really know how police jurisdiction works. They'll be solving crimes in the gaps between cities? Like SuperTroopers. Anyway, the pilot was written by Aron Eli Coleite (The River) and will be directed by Craig Gillespie (Fright Night).

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