Pilot Scoop: Desperate Housewives' Felicity Huffman to Star In 'Hit' Fox Drama Boomerang

Felicity Huffman Boomerang Fox TV PilotFelicity Huffman: Killer Housewife.

The former Desperate Housewives star — who was pursued by multiple networks this development season — has inked a deal to headline Boomerang, Fox’s drama pilot about a family of hired guns, TVLine has learned.

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The project, from ER and Shameless vet John Wells, focuses on the usual, everyday drama surrounding a family business — except this family is in the business of executing hits as assassins for the U.S. government.

Huffman will play the clan’s matriarch Margie Hamilton, a briskly professional assassin who can kill and dispose of a suspected terrorist in the afternoon — then switch to wife and mother mode without a hitch.

Davey Holmes (Pushing Daisies, Awake) penned the script and Craig Brewer (Hustle & Flow) is set to direct. Both will also serve as EPs alongside Wells and Andrew Stearn (Shameless).

Boomerang marks Huffman’s first major TV endeavor since Housewives came to an end last year.

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11 Comments
  1. Alan says:

    that is actually an interesting premise, shame its on fox. i really like felicity huffman, although you couldnt even pay me to watch her in desperate housewives, so i will be keeping an eye out for this one.
    although i will say it will probably be aired out of order and cancelled within a year because it has an interesting premise; no i still havent forgiven fox for firefly.

  2. ceebee says:

    Love her!! Great actress!!

  3. As much as it pains me that DH is over and she cant be lynette for ever, I hope this show gets picked up, shes an amazing actress.

  4. Shaun says:

    The idea sounds kinda dumb,like a rip off of Mr and Mrs Smith.

  5. DoctorWhoFanatic! says:

    I love Felicity Huffman! I dunno why they have to go and call her Margie, when clearly she’s a Lynette!!!

  6. Jesse says:

    These “families as spies/assasins/hit-men” type dramedy shows seem good in theory, but never seem to make it on the small-screen. I hope Felicity Huffman’s show will make it — she’s great.

  7. Annie says:

    Love Felicity Huffman!!! But please don’t call her Margie.

  8. Gerald says:

    This is one of those of those shows that’s probably pretty good, but will end up getting canceled right away. Interesting premise and she’s a great actress, but it seems like a better fit for cable…

  9. DeeKayTee says:

    Sounds good!

  10. Wie says:

    There is no forgiveness for Firefly, nor will there be any forthcoming. They messed up colossally, then they thought long and hard about how they could make it worse. There’s no way I’ll ever get interested in another Fox show. If it’s lousy, why bother? If it’s good (and this one might be good) Fox will find a way to ruin it.

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