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Take Two - Rachel Bilson & Eddie Cibrian to Star in Procedural from Castle Creators Ordered to Series by ABC

ABC is looking to the creators of Castle to deliver another procedural hit for the network.

The Disney-owned network, following a lengthy casting search, has handed out a straight-to-series order for Take Two, a procedural starring Rachel Bilson and Eddie Cibrian from Castle creators Andrew Marlowe and his producing partner (and wife) Terri Edda Miller.

The drama hails from Tandem Productions, StudioCanal and ABC Studios in what is said to be a groundbreaking co-production structure. The series has been pre-packaged with worldwide rights and will air in the U.S. on ABC, RTL/Vox in Germany and France Television in France. StudioCanal will serve as the lead studio; ABC Studios affiliate Disney Media Distribution handles international sales.

Take Two revolves around Ella (Bilson), the former star of a hit cop series who is fresh-out-of-rehab following a bender of epic proportion. Desperate to restart her career, she talks her way into shadowing rough-and-tumble private investigator Eddie (Cibrian) as research for a potential comeback role. Although lone wolf Eddie resents the babysitting gig, high-spirited Ella proves herself to be surprisingly valuable, drawing on her acting skills and 200 episodes of playing a detective. When the press touts Ella’s role in solving a high-profile case, Eddie finds his phone ringing off the hook with new clients looking to hire the pair.