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How the Writers' Strike, a Cross-Country Trip and a Little Music Helped Create Memphis Beat

Married TV writers Liz Garcia and Josh Harto found themselves with some time off during the writers' strike of 2007-08, so they decided to hit the road. With their show, Cold Case, on hiatus, they drove cross-country, including through Memphis, where Josh Harto used to take trips with his country musician grandfather. They fell in love with the city, and the idea for a TV show was born. Memphis Beat, starring Jason Lee as loveable, Elvis-obsessed Detective Dwight Hendricks, debuted on June 22 and focuses on its characters as much as the crime of the week. Liz talked to about the show's origins and what's to come this more


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