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

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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.

Comments (11)

  • 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.

    Comment by Alan – February 15, 2013 11:27 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • That’s sad. But that’s true.
      That type of show should be on cable, not on Fox.

      Comment by Frenzz – February 15, 2013 12:21 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Love her!! Great actress!!

    Comment by ceebee – February 15, 2013 11:28 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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.

    Comment by fernando rodriguez (@Fernanaberry) – February 15, 2013 12:12 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The idea sounds kinda dumb,like a rip off of Mr and Mrs Smith.

    Comment by Shaun – February 15, 2013 12:15 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I love Felicity Huffman! I dunno why they have to go and call her Margie, when clearly she’s a Lynette!!!

    Comment by DoctorWhoFanatic! – February 15, 2013 01:04 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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.

    Comment by Jesse – February 15, 2013 01:07 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Love Felicity Huffman!!! But please don’t call her Margie.

    Comment by Annie – February 15, 2013 02:49 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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…

    Comment by Gerald – February 15, 2013 03:06 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Sounds good!

    Comment by DeeKayTee – February 16, 2013 07:44 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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.

    Comment by Wie – February 16, 2013 09:45 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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