CBS no longer has any Doubt about who will be the male lead in its upcoming drama pilot.
The network has tapped Rescue Me alum Steven Pasquale to co-star in the potential series, replacing Teddy Sears (Masters of Sex, now on The Flash).
From Grey’s Anatomy EPs Joan Rater and Tony Phelan, Doubt centers on Sadie Ellis (played by Katherine Heigl), a lawyer who becomes romantically involved with a client (Pasquale) who may or may not be guilty of a brutal crime.
The project did not get a series order during the May Upfronts, but remained in contention at CBS after a script rewrite and casting changes. (Heigl’s role was originally filled by Private Practice‘s KaDee Strickland.)
Laverne Cox (Orange Is the New Black), Dulé Hill (Psych), Dreama Walker (Don’t Trust the B— in Apartment 23), Elliott Gould (Ray Donovan) and Kobi Libii (Alpha House) remain in the cast.
In addition to his run on Rescue Me, Pasquale has appeared on The Good Wife, Bloodline, Do No Harm and Up All Night.
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