“Detroit 1-8-7” Producers To Meet With ABC

DETROIT (WWJ/AP) – A “Detroit 1-8-7” executive producer says he and colleagues are now set to meet with ABC executives later this week to make the case for renewing the drama for a second season.

Amid questions about the future of the show thats first season was set and filmed in Detroit, David Zabel said the meeting is planned for Thursday in Burbank, California. Zabel said producers will discuss ideas for a new season, and network officials will use that information in deciding whether to renew it.

Last year the show spent $47.3 million in Michigan, with $19.6 million returned through tax credits. With Governor Rich Snyder’s cuts to the state’s film tax incentives, there has been concern that the show might no longer be shot in Detroit.

Tuesday, a representative for AFTRA, the union which represents local actors who appeared in the series, posted on Facebook that Detroit 1-8-7 would be leaving Michigan.

Meantime, with ABC scheduled to release its new TV lineup next month, it still has not been announced whether the show will be renewed for a second season.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

  • rtg

    This is my favorite show. The new Chicago show is just boring. Keep Detroit 1-8-7, it’s great, has great characters, characters you care about.

    • rsb

      Best cop show ever. Who can we write to keep it on?

  • JEM

    PLEASE don’t cancel Detroit 1-8-7. I’ve been waiting for a good cop show since NYPD Blue and here it is. If there was ever a cop show to cancel, it ‘s “The Chicago Code”. It is just plain awful.

  • Glenn Bloom

    i am a Michigan native that was born in Detroit,i don’t get back to Michigan
    very much lately and it is nice to have a show about my hometown.
    Detroit 187 is a very good show and should be given a chance to succeed.

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