Michael Rapaport

Michael Rapaport has developed a rapport with CBS.

The actor has signed a deal with the network to create, star in and produce a one-hour drama for the Eye, The Hollywood Reporter reports.

Currently untitled, the project will revolve around the lives of New York social workers, an idea Rapaport has been floating around for four years as he was inspired by a fellow social worker friend.

"It will deal with the ups and downs and the goods and bads of what social workers do," Rapaport, who's appearing on Prison Break this season, said. "It's going to be very touching and emotional, as what these characters do is so tough and gritty, but there also will be a lot of room for humor."

Basketball Diaries writer Bryan Goluboff has been tapped to write and will also serve as executive producer alongside Rapaport, and Denis Leary and Jim Serpico of Apostle Pictures.