The actress, who most recently visited her "Clueless" co-star Jeremy Sisto for a stint on "Suburgatory," will play "the uptight Director of Human Resources for a global company who, after a head injury alters her outlook on life, throws standard corporate practices out the window and inspires the business to strive for new ambitions and profits."
Deadline reports that although the pilot was initially ordered last year, the pickup was contingent upon casting a recognizable lead, so the network spent time making sure that they'd found the right actress for the job.
In other pilot news ...
"Pan Am" star makes "Two Wrongs" for Fox. Kelli Garner will play Jenny, one half of the comedy's central couple who have to contend with the fact that boyfriend Nick's parents don't like Jenny all that much -- especially after she left him at the altar seven years prior. [The Hollywood Reporter]
"Malcolm in the Middle" star joins Amazon comedy pilot. Chris Masterson will play idealistic cub reporter Scott West in "The Onion Presents: The News," a new scripted comedy about the inner workings of The Onion News Network. [Deadline]
Patrick Flueger joins NBC's "Hatfields & McCoys" pilot. "The 4400" alum will play Jack McCoy, "a street-smart, hot-headed guy who is fiercely loyal to his family and love of Pittsburgh, where he runs a sports bar." His "Scoundrels" co-star Virginia Madsen is once again playing his mother. [THR]
"The Fall": Ryan Hardy (Kevin Bacon) is at the mercy of Joe Carroll's (James Purefoy) followers with the FBI at his back. Meanwhile, Claire (Natalie Zea) runs into trouble when she meets Charlie (guest star Tom Lipinksy), a new follower in the Monday, Feb. 25 episode of "The Following" at 9 p.m. on Fox. Pictured: Shawn Ashmore and Kevin Bacon
"Hunt": It's part two of an epic "Castle" two-parter. The FBI has failed to get Castle's daughter back so he takes matters into his own hands. James Brolin guest stars as Castle's dad on the Monday, Feb. 25 episode of "Castle" at 10 p.m. on ABC. Pictured: Nathan Fillion
"The Mindy Project"
"The One That Got Away": Mindy (Mindy Kaling) reunites with her first kiss, Sam (Seth Rogen) on the Tuesday, Feb. 26 episode of "The Mindy Project" at 9:30 p.m. on Fox. Pictured: Seth Rogen and Mindy Kaling
"The Song": Ronnie (Jennifer Hudson) does a Bravo special and struggles to assert herself with her overbearing mother (Sheryl Lee Ralph). Meanwhile, Karen (Katharine McPhee) gets Jimmy (Jeremy Jordan) a big opportunity, but his pride may get in the way on the Tuesday, Feb. 26 episode of "Smash" at 10 p.m. on NBC. Pictured Megan Hilty, Katharine McPhee
"Survivor: Caramoan -- Fans vs. Favorites"
"There’s Gonna be Hell to Pay": Alliances shift and unrest ensues. Plus, Corinne and Malcolm's bond leads to a discovery that could liven up the game on the Wednesday, Feb. 27 episode of "Survivor" at 8 p.m. on CBS. Pictured Edward "Eddie" Fox of the Gota Tribe.
"Dead to Rights": DC Comics scribe Geoff Johns penned the episode that sees Oliver (Stephen Amell) learning that Deadshot (Michael Rowe) is still alive and Malcolm (John Barrowman) is his next target on the Wednesday, Feb. 27 episode of "Arrow" at 8 p.m. on The CW. Pictured: Stephen Amell
"CSI: Crime Scene Investigation"
"Last Woman Standing": David Cassidy guest stars as Peter Coe, a prominent poker player in town for a tournament, on the Wednesday, Feb. 27 episode of "CSI" at 10 p.m. on CBS. Pictured: David Cassidy
"Comint": An agent crumbles under emotional distress and threatens to destroy the network of KGB informants. Meanwhile, Philip and Elizabeth (Keri Russell) infiltrate the FBI's new communications encryption system on the Wednesday, Feb. 27 episode of "The Americans" at 10 p.m. on FX. Pictured: Keri Russell
"Alternative History of the German Invasion": The study group begins their European History class with Professor Noel Cornwallis (Malcolm McDowell). Meanwhile, Change (Ken Jeong) returns to Greendale on the Thursday, Feb. 28 episode of "Community" at 8 p.m. Pictured: Gillian Jacobs, Danny Pudi, Alison Brie, Joel McHale, Malcolm McDowell, Yvette Nicole Brown, Donald Glover
"Oh Brother": Reba (Reba McEntire) gets a surprise visit from her brother Blake (Blake Shelton). Blake's armed with a plan to make their mother's (Lily Tomlin) BBQ sauce into a business on the Friday, March 1 episode of "Malibu Country" at 8:30 p.m. on ABC. Pictured: Lily Tomlin, Juliette Angelo, Blake Shelton, Reba McEntire
"Once Upon a Time"
"The Queen is Dead": Mary Margaret (Ginnifer Goodwin) and David (Josh Dallas) try to stop Regina (Lana Parrilla) and Cora (Barbara Hershey) from getting Rumplestiltskin's dagger. Lesley Nicol of "Downton Abbey" fame guest stars on the Sunday, March 3 episode of "Once Upon a Time" at 8 p.m. on ABC. Pictured: Ginnifer Goodwin and Josh Dallas
"The Good Wife"
"Going for the Gold": Elsbeth (Carrie Preston, left) must resort to creative measures to help Eli (Alan Cumming, right) defend himself against the Justice Department, on Sunday, March 3 episode of "The Good Wife" at 9 p.m. on CBS. Pictured: Carrie Preston and Alan Cumming
"It's Back": Hannah (Lena Dunham) attempts to hide her anxiety about her book from her visiting parents (Becky Ann Baker and Peter Scolari) and Marnie (Allison Williams) is stunned to learn that Charlie (Chris Abbott) has started a successful app company on the Sunday, March 3 episode of "Girls" on HBO at 9 p.m. Pictured: Lena Dunham and Jemima Kirke
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