Pilot News: Jennifer Beals, Paula Marshall Join John Corbett In CBS Drama Widow Detective

Jennifer Beals and Paula Marshall have been tapped to co-star opposite John Corbett in the CBS drama pilot Widow Detective.

From CSI executive producer Carol Mendelsohn, the project centers on a decorated police officer (played by Parenthood‘s Corbett) who, after losing three partners in the line of duty, becomes a surrogate husband, lover and father to their families.

Beals and Marshall join as two very different widows. The Chicago Code alumna will play the woman who knows Corbett’s Denny best of all the wives, while the Gary Unmarried vet will portray a mother of three who gratefully accepts the help and affection of her late husband’s partner.

David Hubbard penned the pilot and is set to serve as exec producer along with Mendelsohn.

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  1. Mick says:

    Paula Marshall and Jennifer Beals are awesome and gorgeous

  2. luke says:

    yeah we need a good show about polygamy now that big love is gone… good stuff

  3. wtfnyc says:

    Paula Marshall?? Oh, no! This show is doomed!! (Love her, but she is the ultimate Show Killer.)

  4. sarah says:

    I guess John will not be back on Parenthood. I wanted Sarah and Mark to be together anyways but I was sure that with Jason Ritter leaving (if his pilot is picked up) that they would lure John back so that Sarah would get back together with Seth. However I guess if his pilot is picked up too then we will have a brand new love interest for her.

  5. Paloma says:

    If you lose three partners, you wonder how you can get any new ones because the odds of your partner staying alive seems slim. Sort of how you had to wonder why anybody would be friends with Jessica Fletcher on Murder She Wrote.

    • Ashley says:

      That’s what I was thinking. A bit over done if you ask me. Much as I love Beals, this doesn’t sound very intriguing. Unless of course, he killed all three partners. Now that’s good tv.

  6. donna says:

    I think Paula Marshall is adorable.