Broadway and Reefer Madness Actress Kristen Bell Stars as "Veronica Mars," Sept. 22

News   Broadway and Reefer Madness Actress Kristen Bell Stars as "Veronica Mars," Sept. 22
Stage star Kristen Bell stars in the new television show "Veronica Mars," which makes its series premiere Sept. 22 on UPN.
Kristen Bell
Kristen Bell

The new series will play on Tuesdays at 9 PM (ET). The debut episode is set for Sept. 22 at 9 PM (ET). Check your local listings. Bell has appeared on Broadway in the recent revival of The Crucible opposite Liam Neeson and Laura Linney as well as the short-lived musical The Adventures of Tom Sawyer as Becky Thatcher. The NYU Tisch graduate has also appeared in the films "Pootie Tang," "A Polish Wedding" and the upcoming TV movie version of "Reefer Madness" — reprising the role she played Off-Broadway. Other credits include "Spartan," "Everwood," "Deadwood" and "American Dreams."

In "Veronica Mars," Bell plays the title role of daughter to a former sheriff-turned-private investigator who helps her father out by night while dealing with the normal high school life of a 17-year-old girl by day.

"Just Shoot Me" star Enrico Colantoni (The Arabian Nights, The Merry Wives of Windsor) co-stars as Mars' father with a cast that includes Percy Daggs III, Teddy Dunn, Jason Dohring and Francis Capra.

UPN will also debut "Kevin Hill," a new series starring original Rent star Taye Diggs. The stage performer stars as the title hotshot lawyer who unexpectedly inherits a 10-month-old baby. The pilot episode is set to air on the broadcast network Sept. 29 at 9 PM (ET). Check your local listings.

For more information on "Veronica Mars" and "Kevin Hill," visit UPN's URL at

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