02/19/2013 07:56 pm ET

Tricia Helfer Joins 'Killer Women' And More Pilot News

Tricia Helfer has joined ABC's "Killer Women."

According to TVLine, Helfer will play the lead role of Molly Parker, the only female Ranger in the male-dominated Texas Rangers. Look for the character to ruffle a few feathers on her quest for the truth.

"Modern Family" star Sofia Vergara is a producer on the project, which is based on Argentina's "Mujeres Asesinas." Hannah Shakespeare of "The Playboy Club" wrote the script.

In other pilot news ...

"Luck" star John Ortiz will co-star in Fox's "Rake." Ortiz will play a law school friend of Greg Kinnear's character. [THR]

Bads new for Renee Zellweger. Lifetime has passed on the Oscar-winning actress' pilot "Cinnamon Girl," which she co-created and executive produced. The pilot followed four girls coming of age in the late '60s/early '70s against the LA music and movie scenes. [Deadline]

Former "Charlie's Angels" star gets new gig. Ramon Rodriguez will star in Fox's drama pilot "Gang Related" as Ryan Lopez, a gang member sent in to infiltrate the San Francisco Police Department. [THR]

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