Scoop: Jay Harrington Cast Opposite Cuba Gooding Jr. in Fox Drama Pilot Guilty

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Jay Harrington GuiltyBetter Off Ted‘s Jay Harrington is headed for the courtroom as one of the stars of Guilty, Fox’s Greg Berlanti-produced and Cuba Gooding, Jr.-fronted drama pilot.

The legal-themed project, penned by Berlanti’s Eli Stone collaborator Marc Guggenheim, centers on a brilliant, morally questionable defense attorney by the name of Billy (Gooding) who, after being falsely convicted of fraud and stripped of his legal license, uses his unorthodox methods to solve the cases he’s been prohibited from handling and to exact revenge on those who set him up.

Harrington will play Scott, a former colleague of Billy’s who has set up a practice of his own that Billy uses as a home base.

McG is directing the pilot and will serve as an EP alongside Berlanti, Guggenheim and Peter Johnson.

The cast also includes Californication‘s Eva Amurri Martino as a fellow lawyer.

Comments (3)

  • Let’s all be honest: Eli Stone was a pleasantly distracting, but mostly terrible show. I loved Jay Harrington in Better of Ted and Desperate Housewives, but I’m not optimistic about this.

    Comment by Sam – March 7, 2012 03:23 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Agreed. If Loretta Devine wasn’t in it, it wouldn’t have been worth watching really.

      Comment by Mark – March 7, 2012 07:46 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Harrington is so much better than playing second fiddle to the guy who starred in Boat Trip.

    Comment by Nicole – March 8, 2012 08:11 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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