Scoop: Michael Ealy joins USA's 'Common Law'

michael-ealyImage Credit: Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic.comI think we can now safely refer to Michael Ealy as an in-demand actor.

The ex-FlashForward thesp—who recently landed a pivotal role on The Good Wife—has scored the co-lead on USA Network’s buddy police dramedy Common Law, sources confirm.

Ealy plays LAPD officer Travis Marks, who’s charismatic, casually attired, and unshaven—the polar opposite of his police partner, Wes Mitchell. An abandoned baby who raised in eight foster homes, he lives in a motel and is quite comfortable being rootless and carefree. In contrast to the rigid Wes, Travis is a freewheeling, impulsive maverick, not to mention an avid womanizer who is extremely successful with the ladies. With their professional partnership deteriorating, their captain insists they attend traditional couples counseling.

I’m told Ealy will be able to juggle his Common duties (so far USA has ordered just a pilot) with his recurring role as the new partner on The Good Wife. It probably helps that both shows are CBS productions.


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  • Gregg

    Cool, he’s a good actor and USA has a good track record of late with new shows …

    I hope the show gets picked up …

  • sarah d

    I’ve been watching him since Barbershop. Nice to see him doing well :)

  • Jenna

    I enjoy USA tv shows and their dramedy. But I wish they would try a scifi show again. I miss Dead Zone and the 4400.

  • jared4ever

    Was good in Sleeper Cell.

  • Faye

    Nice blue eyes!

  • AJ


    Love him, but ‘White Collar: Los Angeles’ (let’s not kid ourselves here) is still wildly unnecessary.

    And as fan of The Good Wife, he needs to stay on that show!

  • sara

    Is it just me or does the first half of the character description sound a little too much like G. Callen on NCIS: Los Angeles?

  • Nicotine

    I love how USA makes main stars out of the common actors who usually just populate other shows as guest stars.

  • norvena

    I love to see Micheal acting in all roles. I’m very happy to see him on demand more and more. I believe he should be recognized more than he currently is…

  • teniba

    seems like this project is brain dead…

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