Anthony Zuiker to Head CBS' Desperado

November 30th, 2010

11/30/2010 9:20 AM ET

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(RTTNews) – CBS has announced that it has tapped “CSI” creator Anthony Zuiker to head up a new western-style crime drama called “Desperado.”

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the writer and producer will develop a modern-day Western crime drama that focuses on a group of San Antonio policemen who clean up the streets cowboy-style.

Zuiker will serve as executive producer alongside Matthew Weinberg and “Hitman 2″‘s Kyle Ward, who will also write.

The network also has another new series in the works. This one comes from the producers of FX’s show “Justified” and is a legal drama called “Knife Fight.” It is based on a story by crime novelist Joel Goldman that revolves around a female public defender who becomes a prosecutor to pursue the truth.

“Dexter’s” Michael Cuesta is writing, executive-producing and directing.