Scoop: Make It or Break It Vet Neil Jackson Joins NBC Soap Pilot Notorious

Make It or Break It star Neil Jackson has landed a co-starring role in NBC’s Notorious, a drama pilot from Mercy executive producer Liz Heldens. Additionally, Katherine LaNasa (Big Love, Two and a Half Men) has joined the cast.

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Described as an opulent soap, the project centers on a yet-to-be-cast female detective who goes undercover in the wealthy family she grew up with — posing as their maid’s daughter — in an attempt to solve the murder of the clan’s notorious heiress, Vivian.

Jackson joins as Julian Lawson, the sexy, womanizing brother of the late Vivian. He returns home to Greenwich to attend his sister’s funeral.

LaNasa, meanwhile, will play Sofia, the beautiful, ruthless second wife of family patriarch/serial philanderer Robert Lawson (played by the previously cast Victor Garber). The actress’ character is said to have a “cutting tongue” and is not one to sit idly by and play the typical trophy wife.

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