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OTRC: Robert De Niro pilot 'The 2-2' picked up by CBS

Robert De Niro appears in a scene from the 2010 movie 'Little Fockers.' (Glen Wilson / Universal Studios / DW Studios LLC)

Robert De Niro is expanding his resume. The actor serves as an executive producer of "The 2-2," a cop drama recently picked up for the fall season by CBS, the network announced on Monday at its upfront presentation.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the show follows the lives of six New York police rookies who try to balance their personal lives with working in Manhattan. The series features an ensemble cast which includes "Joan of Arc" miniseries star Leelee Sobieski and Adam Goldberg of "The Unusuals." Sobieski's casting was announced in February.

De Niro, who is best known for his roles in "Goodfellas" and "Taxi Driver," most recently starred in the Bradley Cooper movie "Limitless" and the Ben Stiller comedy "Little Fockers."

To make room for a few new dramas and comedies, the network had to cancel a few of its weaker series including the Twitter inspired comedy "S#!* My Dad Says" with William Shatner and "The Defenders" with Jim Belushi and Jerry O'Connell.

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