Pilot Scoop: Carla Gugino Joins ABC's David Shore-Produced Legal Drama Doubt

Doubt ANC Pilot Cast Carla GuginoErstwhile Political Animal Carla Gugino has landed the female lead in Doubt, ABC’s legal drama pilot from House creator David Shore, TVLine has learned.

Additionally, John Pankow (Mad About You, Episodes) has joined the cast in a co-starring role.

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The potential series centers around Vincent (Tropic Thunder‘s Steve Coogan), a former cop-turned-charmingly low-rent lawyer who uses his street smarts and cunning to work the system for his clients while battling his own demons and wooing his ex-wife.

Gugino will play said ex-wife Linda, a no-nonsense and extremely competent D.A. who has little patience for courtroom antics, especially when it involves her impulsive former spouse. She knows how to push his buttons both in the court and the bedroom (yes, despite their separation, they still hook up occasionally for torrid sex.)

Pankow, meanwhile, will play an old-school attorney who rents space in Vince’s office and serves as a surrogate father to him.

The cast also includes Sons of Anarchy‘s Rockmond Dunbar as Vincent’s former partner on the force, and Heroes‘ Greg Grunberg as Vince’s developmentally disabled by high-functioning older brother Mark.

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  1. Mike says:

    I hope this is good, Carla Gugino deserves to be part

  2. Mike says:

    I hope this is good, Carla Gugino deserves to be part of a good drama, sorry for double post.

  3. Kaboom says:

    David Shore has only ONE idea, doesn’t he? His new show is a House copy. Even the actors look alike. Fail!

  4. Dawn says:

    What about Political Animals? Will she still star in that??

  5. Betsy says:

    I love her, love steve…but this sounds horribly bland and ready to hit the cancellation bin after three episodes.

  6. Nero theTVFiddler says:

    :) She deserves nothing but the best – I’m hoping this drama serves her well. It will be great to have her back again on prime time if ABC picks up this pilot.

  7. Danielle H. says:

    Heck yes. This is must check out for me. A moment of silence for Political Animals…. *tear*

  8. edna says:

    say it aint so about political animals! booooooo

  9. Janna says:

    Carla Gugino is an incredible actress. She can move from any genre with ease. I would love to see her on a series that suits her talents. This sounds like something we’ve seen before. Hopefully it will be good. She was great in “Political Animals.” Too bad that wasn’t renewed.

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