Battlestar Alum Tricia Helfer to Star in TNT Pilot - And Her Leading Man's a Real Dog

Are Cylons dog people? Because Battlestar Galactica alumna Tricia Helfer has landed the lead in a new TNT pilot in which her main co-star is a canine.

Scent of the Missing, based on a book by Susannah Charleson, has chosen Helfer to star as a tenacious K-9 Search and Rescue volunteer, our sister site Deadline reports — and she gets the job done with the help of a mischievous golden retriever named Puzzle.

Among the two-legged cast, Gerald McRaney (Fairly Legal) has been cast as the father of Helfer’s character.

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The project is being co-written and executive-produced by CSI vets Carol Mendelsohn, Melissa R. Byer and Treena Hancock.

Helfer, who earned her geek cred on Battlestar, also has a major recurring role on NBC’s midseason series The Firm, which is a follow-up to the Josh Grisham novel/Tom Cruise film.