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Shanola Hampton Found

Shameless vet Shanola Hampton will be coming to the rescue of missing persons in the NBC drama pilot Found, our sister site Deadline reports.

The project is based on the fact that “in any given year, more than 600,000 people are reported missing in the U.S. More than half that number are people of color that the country seems to forget about,” per the official logline. “A public relations specialist (Hampton) — who was once herself one of those forgotten ones — and her crisis management team now make sure there is always someone looking out for the forgotten missing people. But unbeknownst to anyone, this everyday hero is hiding a chilling secret of her own.” The pilot was penned by Nkechi Okoro Carroll (All American) and hails from Berlanti Productions.

The casting marks Hampton’s third NBC pilot in recent years after Night School and Dangerous Moms. She previously starred on Showtime’s Shameless as Veronica “V” Fisher for 11 seasons.

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