LDS man stars in new ABC show 'Take the Money and Run'

The people Paul Bishop interrogates as a Los Angeles police detective are usually potential suspects. And he will ask many questions of witnesses and others to find who committed the crime.

On the ABC summer reality show "Take the Money and Run,” the people Bishop, a member of the LDS Church, is interrogating are only guilty of hiding a case of $100,000.

Bishop and his co-interrogator, Los Angeles Deputy District Attorney Mary Hanlon Stone, took a lengthy path to be on the Jerry Bruckheimer-produced show. Bishop’s crime-solving chronicles as a nationally-recognized interrogator was pitched by his agents to various studios, including the one that has brought films like “Pirates of the Caribbean” and “National Treasure” to audiences across the world. The studio executives liked what they heard — but Bishop expected it would be what the studio read that would stand out to them, as he was trying to get on as a writer.

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