The Jerry Bruckheimer-produced project centres on a high-priority fugitive apprehension team in South Texas. Former Desperate Housewives star Metcalfe has apparently been tapped to play a preppy Marshal from D.C.
In other pilot news, Better Off Ted's Andrea Anders has been cast as the female lead opposite Matthew Perry on ABC's comedy Mr Sunshine. Nate Torrence will also star.
Anders's casting is in second place to ABC's Ted, which is not expected to be renewed.