Parenthood's Erika Christensen to Star in ABC's L.A. Crime Pilot

Erika Christensen ABC Pilot

Parenthood‘s Erika Christensen will dip her toe back into darker, Swimfan-esque waters with a lead role on the ABC pilot L.A. Crime.

A character-driven “true crime” procedural, L.A. Crime‘s first season will focus on two cops in search of a Bonnie & Clyde-esque pair of serial killers amidst the rock-and-roll, cocaine-infused revelry of the 1980s Sunset Strip.

Per our sister site Variety, Christensen will play Betty, a nurse and single mom who meets, is enamored with and ultimately forms a dangerous partnership with a man named Kent.

In addition to her recently wrapped run as Julia Braverman, Christensen’s TV credits include Six Degrees, Lie to Me and Robot Chicken voice work.

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11 Comments
  1. Tran says:

    She was good during her amazing six year run on Parenthood as Julia but she was so good at being bad in the movie Swimfan.

  2. Ray says:

    L.A. Crime, American Crime, Ryan Murphy’s American Crime…. I can’t keep them all straight. Isn’t the TV landscape being bombarded with all of these copy cat crime shows?

    • Marco says:

      Ryan Murphy’s American Crime Story. And these show only have in common the fact that they focus on a crime. AC is about an attack on a couple that results in the death of the husband and coma of the wife, and seems to have racial undertones, ACS is an anthology series about the dramatization of real-life american crimes, starting with the OJ Simpson case, and you can see above for LA Crime.

    • Et al says:

      My immediate thought was ‘huh? That starts next week! How was she just cast?’. Took me a second. I agree these three similarly titled projects are a tad confusing.

  3. Dean says:

    Well damn she’s reason enough for me to watch this now.

  4. schu says:

    Good for her!

  5. Steven says:

    Not my kind of show, but I love that you mentioned Swimfan!

  6. mollytanner says:

    This needs Jesse Bradford in the cast.

  7. Joey Padron says:

    Glad she’s returning to TV after Parenthood. Hope the show gets pick up.