Brooklyn D.A. Charles Hynes to star in new reality show

The CBS show "Brooklyn D.A." begins airing May 21. (Credit: Getty Images Entertainment)
The CBS show “Brooklyn D.A.” begins airing May 21. Credit: Getty Images Entertainment

As Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes prepares for an upcoming Democratic primary, he is also getting ready for his reality TV debut. The longtime prosecutor and his staff will be the stars of an upcoming CBS series called “Brooklyn D.A.”

In a press release obtained by The Daily News, CBS said the show follows “hard-charging prosecutors (with) larger-than-life personalities both inside the courtroom and out. They’re eccentric and living right on the edge.”

The six-part series is set to begin airing May 21, right in the middle of a tough re-election campaign for Hynes.

The district attorney’s two challengers, lawyers Kenneth Thompson and Abraham George, were angered to hear about the show, stating that Hynes should spend more time doing his job and less time worrying about getting on TV. But a spokesman for the six-term district attorney said the other candidates are just jealous.

“Jealousy is not a positive for political figures,” said campaign spokesman George Arzt.

The show will be produced by the team that created the CBS series “48 Hours.” Executive Producer Susan Zirinsky said the show is not about politics, but about law and justice, the News reported.


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