HIGHLAND PARK (WWJ) – It could be another signal that the future of ABC’s cop drama “Detroit 187″ is in doubt: The network is leaving its studio space in Highland Park.
ABC-TV has said they are not going to make a decision about a second season for the Motown-based show until May.
Jason Richman, executive producer of the show, tells the Detroit News they have not been told about any final decision.
This, plus the uncertainty of the film tax credits in Michigan appear to be the reason behind the closing of their studio in Highland Park.
A source at the stage set said they will begin moving out the equipment and close up shop, primarily because it is a cost-saving move.
Last year the show spent $47.3 million in Michigan, with $19.6 million returned through tax incentives.
The show moved it the studios in Detroit after originally being filmed in Atlanta, Georgia. The first season of “Detroit 187″ ended in March.