Toni Collette Unit Zero

TVLine Items: Toni Collette Spies ABC Series, Dr. Drew Cancelled and More

Toni Collette is spying a return to TV in a CIA-set action dramedy.

The United States of Tara actress will star in and executive-produce Unit Zero, a potential hourlong series for ABC from black-ish producers Kenya Barris and Lindsay Shockley, our sister site Deadline reports.

The project centers around a brilliant but unassuming CIA engineer and single mom as she leads a team of underlings who are thrust into the field as newbie spies.

Collette’s most recent TV role was on CBS’ short-lived drama Hostages.

Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well…

* HLN has cancelled Dr. Drew, per CNN’s Brian Stelter.

* Black-ish‘s Marsai Martin will star in Amazon’s American Girl live-action special Melody, 1963: Love Has to Win, premiering this fall.

* Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj will perform “Side to Side” at this Sunday’s MTV Video Music Awards.

* Anthony Anderson will return as host of the NAACP Image Awards, airing Feb. 11, 2017 on TV One.

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