Broadway's Diggs, Chenoweth, Garber, Clayburgh and More Will Be Part of ABC Fall TV Shows

News   Broadway's Diggs, Chenoweth, Garber, Clayburgh and More Will Be Part of ABC Fall TV Shows Taye Diggs, Kristin Chenoweth, Victor Garber and Jill Clayburgh are among the Broadway veterans whose television pilots were picked up for the new ABC fall schedule.

The new 2007-08 primetime line-up — with four new comedies and seven new dramas — was revealed May 15 at the annual presentation to advertisers and media at Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall in New York City.

Theatre folk may want to attend matinees on Wednesdays so they can see their stage stars on the small screen that evening. The primetime schedule for Wednesdays includes three new dramas: "Pushing Daisies," "Private Practice" and "Dirty Sexy Money."

In "Pushing Daisies," Kristin Chenoweth (Wicked, "The West Wing"), Anna Friel (Closer), Lee Pace (Small Tragedy) and Swoosie Kurtz (Frozen, "Sisters") star in the series about a young man who has the power to bring things back to life. Jim Dale (The Threepenny Opera) provides narration for the series.

"Private Practice" — which spins off from ABC's "Grey's Anatomy" — casts Kate Walsh alongside stage vets Taye Diggs (Rent) and Tim Daly (The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial).

And, "Dirty Sexy Money" finds Peter Krause (After the Fall) taking over the legal affairs of a wealthy New York family headed by Donald Sutherland (Ten Unknowns) and Jill Clayburgh (Barefoot in the Park). Glenn Fitzgerald (Lobby Hero) is also among the cast of the show penned by Craig Wright (Recent Tragic Events). Christina Applegate — who was Tony Award-nominated for her star turn in Sweet Charity — will head the cast of the new comedy "Sam I Am" as the titular woman who wakes from a coma with no recollection of who (or how mean) she was. Jean Smart (The Man Who Came to Dinner) also appears.

Among the other shows picked up (with notable stage folk) but not yet scheduled are "Cashmere Mafia" featuring Frances O'Connor (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof — London), Lucy Liu ("Chicago") and Julian Ovenden (Butley); "Eli Stone" featuring Jonny Lee Miller (Festen - London), Laura Benanti (Nine), Loretta Devine (Dreamgirls), James Saito (Durango) and Victor Garber (Sweeney Todd); "Cavemen" with Tony Award nominee Julie White (The Little Dog Laughed); as well as "Miss/Guided" with Judy Greer (Show People).

For more information, visit ABC.com.

To view pickups from other networks, visit:
CBS: here.
FOX: here.
NBC: here.