'Weird Desk': ABC Orders Paranormal Drama For 13 Episodes In Summer 2013

12/06/2012 03:13 am ET

While fans are still speculating about a possible "X-Files" revival, ABC appears to be getting ahead of the trend. According to Deadline, the network has ordered a new paranormal investigation show, titled "Weird Desk," straight to series for Summer 2013.

Here's the breakdown, via Deadline:

Based on the alleged real-life mysteries from this world and beyond, it centers on the workings of a clandestine organization rumored to be named “Weird Desk.” Working above the levels of top secret and above the office of the President, the unit is the destination for mysterious intelligence rerouted from the CIA and NSA. Tasked with investigating and solving occurrences of the paranormal, supernatural and sometimes extra-terrestrial, “Weird Desk” is led by Morgan, an obstinate, socially inept and brilliant man who would now be dead if it weren’t for his special forces trained partner, Rosetta.

The order is for 13 episodes, and the show -- written by "Stargate's" Carl Binder and "The Librarian's" David Titcher -- will join new female-skewing soap "Mistresses" and Canadian cop drama "Rookie Blue" as part of ABC's summer lineup. "Weird Desk" Tom Mazza and Maggie Murphy are set to executive produce.

Although summer is traditionally fairly light on original scripted fare, 2013 is already looking robust, with CBS' Stephen King/Steven Spielberg drama "Under the Dome" also scheduled, alongside "Unforgettable's" second season.

Are you intrigued by "Weird Desk," or are you holding out for a real "X-Files" reboot?

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