CBS buys television rights to Judi McCoy series.

Variety is reporting that CBS has purchased the rights to Judi McCoy’s Hounding the Pavement.

Hounding the Pavement, due out in May of 2009, is set in New York and features Ellie Engleman. a dogwalker. When her client is killed, Ellie works to find out who did it.

Hy Conrad has been hired to adapt the series for the small screen. Conrad has acted as a writer, producer and editor on the USA series Monk.