Lights, Camera, Brooklyn! Kings County District Attorney To Star In Reality TV Show

Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes. (Getty Images)

Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes. (Getty Images)

Big things are happening at D.A.’s office. This spring, Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes will be starring in a new six-part series on CBS, aptly titled “Brooklyn D.A.”

A press release acquired by the Daily News 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.”

CBS  called the new program a “reality series,” but Jerry Schmetterer, a spokesman for Mr. Hynes clarified:

“It’s a documentary, not a reality show,” he told The Observer. “It’s about the hard-working, dedicated people of the Brooklyn District Attorney’s office.”

With an executive producer like Susan Zirinsky from “48 Hours,” we are still hoping Brooklyn D.A. will prove to be the genetically superior offspring of “Jersey Shore” and “House of Cards,” but so far the off-screen, pre-primary shenanigans sound like a sequel to “Mean Girls.”

Mr. Schmetterer said that a lot of dramatic stuff happens everyday in the office, but with the Democratic primaries approaching, the real drama may be taking place outside the office.

Mr. Hynes’ primary opponents, former federal prosecutor Kenneth Thompson and former Manhattan prosecutor Abraham George, were both less than pleased to hear about their competitor’s conveniently scheduled airtime (the show premiers on May 21.)

“Charles Hynes doesn’t want to be D.A. He just wants to play one on TV,” said Mr. George told the Daily News. While Mr. Thompson asserted that if Mr. Hynes “spent less time worrying about getting on TV and more about his job, Brooklyn wouldn’t have the lowest felony conviction rate in the city.”

“Jealousy is not a positive for political figures,” responded Mr. Hynes’s campaign spokesman George Arzt. But The Observer thinks that what he really meant was: “You can’t sit with us.”