Gabrielle Union's Bad Boys TV spin-off has been rescued by Bell Media bosses weeks after NBC chiefs turned down the police series amid concerns about gun violence.
NBC declined to pick up the police drama, L.A.'s Finest, in the wake of increased school shootings.
Executives at the Canadian broadcaster Bell Media have struck a deal with Sony Pictures Television for a 13-episode run of the TV drama, which will also feature new mom Jessica Alba.
Union and Alba are gun-toting policewomen in the TV series.
The scripted series, which will run on one of Bell Media's specialty entertainment channels, gives Union a continuous stream of income and the chance to reprise her Syd Burnett character from the film Bad Boys II.
In LA's Finest, Gabrielle's Syd transfers from Miami to Los Angeles to work as an LAPD detective. She partners with a single mom cop, played by Alba, to fight crime.
Alba is a liberal who frequently calls for gun control after recent school shootings.
NBC execs were reportedly concerned that Alba's gunplay in the TV series conflicts with her passionate anti-gun stance off the set.
Liberals like Alba are finding out they can't have it both ways.
Alba and Union will executive produce the series alongside Jerry Bruckheimer and Jonathan Littman, among others.
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