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Carrie Preston Happyish

A Good lawyer is getting Happyish.

Emmy winner Carrie Preston (The Good Wife, True Blood) has landed a recurring role in the Showtime comedy pilot, our sister site Deadline reports.

Happyish is a described as “a comedic, soul-searching examination of our pursuit of happiness, a pursuit that might just be the very thing causing our unhappiness in the first place.” It stars British thesp Steve Coogan and Kathryn Hahn (Transparent, Parks and Recreation), as well as Ellen Barkin and Bradley Whitford.

Preston will play a Senior Account Director who must find a way to reinvent herself or lose her job.

Molly Price (Third Watch) and Andre Royo (The Wire) will also recur in the project.

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* Dreama Walker (The Good Wife) will don a badge for Law & Order: SVU as Detective Reese Taymor in the Jan. 7 episode, E! Online reports.

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* Peter Pan Live! will be released on DVD on Dec. 16.