IN: Small-town cop shows: Even before HBO’s True Detective turned heads, this trend was in the works: More intimate small-town portraits, less flashy urban chaos. Aside from Fox’s series-ordered Broadchurch remake Gracepoint (pic above), ABC has the Sea of Fire pilot, starring Jennifer Carpenter as an FBI agent investigating a murder surrounding a teen porn video, while CBS’s mismatched rural Michigan cops drama Battle Creek starring Janet McTeer and Kal Penn is one of the season’s buzziest projects, thanks to creator Vince Gilligan (who’s just coming off of Breaking Bad.)
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