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CBS is continuing to build up its summer scripted bench.
The network on Tuesday ordered an adaptation of James Patterson's thriller Zoo straight to series for summer 2015, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The network has picked up 13 episodes of the drama, whose script was co-written by Jeff Pinkner (Fringe), Josh Appelbaum (Life on Mars, Star-Crossed), Andre Nemec (Star-Crossed) and Scott Rosenberg (Life on Mars). The four will exec produce the CBS Television Studios drama alongside James Mangold (Walk the Line), Cathy Konrad (Girl, Interrupted), Patterson, Bill Robinson, Leopoldo Gout and Steve Bowen. CBS TV Distribution will distribute the series domestically, with CBS Studios International handling worldwide rights.