Minnie Driver Catches CBS' Hail Mary Pilot

Minnie Driver is eyeing a return to series TV with a lead role in the CBS drama pilot Hail Mary.

The onetime matriarch of FX’s The Riches will play a suburban mom-turned-private eye who teams up with a streetwise hustler to solve crimes.

The L Word co-creator Ilene Chaiken recently came on board as exec producer and showrunner.

Driver — who snagged an Oscar nomination for Good Will Hunting — guest-starred on Modern Family last season as a former colleague of Julie Bowen’s Claire.

In other pilot news: Whedonverse all-star Alan Tudyk has been cast in the ABC comedy pilot Suburgatory, Deadline reports. The project centers on a city girl (Jane Levy) who relocates to the suburbs with her father. Tudyk will play dad’s old college buddy.