Mandi Bierly
June 10, 2013 AT 07:00 PM EDT

Tonight, TNT debuts the new series King & Maxwell (10 p.m. ET) starring Rebecca Romijn and Jon Tenney as a pair of ex-secret service agents-turned-private eyes with, you guessed it, great chemistry. “I auditioned for this on a Monday morning, and I think our chemistry read was on, like, Wednesday,” Romijn says. “We had a ‘chemistry read,'” Tenney cracks. “Our chemistry had to audition,” Romijn continues. “It was only, like, a half hour in the room, but it felt like it made sense.” When we caught up with them backstage at Turner’s Upfronts last month, we saw a bit of it on display.

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