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CBS Announces Plans For A Gay Legal Drama, 'Rebel Law'

For "Rebel Law," writer Kit Williamson said he drew on his family background.
Kit Williamson said he drew on his family's legal background for the new, gay-themed series, "Rebel Law." 
Kit Williamson said he drew on his family's legal background for the new, gay-themed series, "Rebel Law." 

A new gay legal drama could break fresh ground at CBS. 

On Monday, the network acquired “Rebel Law,” which follows an openly gay attorney who returns to his Mississippi hometown to join his family’s multigenerational law practice, Deadline reports. Written by Kit Williamson, the series will be executive produced by Michael Rauch, Lisa Kudrow and Dan Bucatinsky. No casting has been announced. 

Best known for a recurring stint on “Mad Men,” Williamson created the daytime Emmy-nominated comedy series, “EastSiders,” about a Los Angeles-based gay couple grappling with the aftermath of infidelity. The 30-year-old writer-performer, who hails from Mississippi, told The Huffington Post that he drew a lot on his family background in writing “Rebel Law.” 

“My mother’s a lawyer, my father’s a lawyer, my sister’s a lawyer and my grandfather was a judge,” Williamson, who was otherwise tight-lipped on the show’s specifics, said. “It’s so incredible to be able to take part in the family tradition by working on a legal project, and to be able to develop a network show with a gay lead is a dream come true.” 

Talk about a megawatt creative team! We can’t wait to see “Rebel Law” come together. 

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