ABC Picks Up Paranormal Mystery Series 'Weird Desk'

Tim Kenneally
The Wrap
ABC Picks Up Paranormal Mystery Series 'Weird Desk'

Things are going to get "Weird" at ABC. The network has given a direct-to-series order to a new "X Files"-esque drama titled "Weird Desk," a network spokeswoman told TheWrap on Wednesday.

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The series will revolve around a beyond-top secret organization, dubbed "Weird Desk," that investigates paranormal, supernatural and extraterrestrial occurrences based on information re-routed from the CIA and the NSA.

The organization is led by Morgan, a socially inept but brilliant man who would be dead if it wasn't for his special forces-trained partner, Rosetta.

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The 13-episode series will premiere in Summer 2013.

Written by Carl Binder ("Stargate") and David Titcher ("The Librarian"), "Weird Desk" is being produced by Canadian company Shaftesbury Films and distributed by ABC Studios, with Shaftesbury's Tom Mazza and Maggie Murphy executive-producing.  

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