Pilot News: Christina Ricci Out of Coma, Spencer Grammer to Ironside, Steve Coogan Has Doubt
Per our sister site Deadline….
* Steve Coogan (Tropic Thunder) has landed the lead in onetime Housekeeper David Shore’s ABC legal drama Doubt, about a cop-turned-low-rent lawyer who uses his street smarts to work the system while battling assorted personal demons.
* Tara Summers (Boston Legal) has boarded Fox’s Greg Kinnear-fronted adaptation of the Aussie drama Rake, playing the put-upon, no-nonsense assistant to Kinnear’s criminal defense lawyer.
* Greek grad Spencer Grammer has scored the female lead opposite Blair Underwood in NBC’s reboot of Ironside, playing Holly, an ambitious cop who stands up to the titular crime solver and grapples with her past ties to current criminals.
* And using the “out” door is Christina Ricci, who will no longer be NBC’s Girlfriend In A Coma, following the comedy’s first table read. The project follows Karen, a woman who awakens from a prolonged coma to discover she has a 17-year-old daughter (iCarly‘s Miranda Cosgrove). Daniel Stern and Ann Cusack are to play Karen’s parents.