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Robert DeNiro's crime drama gets CBS pilot order

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Yes, that Robert DeNiro.

The master thespian’s TV project Rookies just got a pilot greenlight at CBS.

DeNiro is teaming with crime novelist Richard Price (Clockers) on the show, which follows – what else? – six NYPD newbie cops who balance their personal lives with learning the mean streets of Manhattan.

Little Fockers producer Jane Rosenthal is an executive producer on the show along with Price and DeNiro, with CBS TV Studios as the production company. Let’s update the list of pilots in the running for next season .

Originally posted January 21 2011 — 1:15 PM EST

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