TV Pilots Featuring Cherry Jones and Katie Finneran Given Green Light

News   TV Pilots Featuring Cherry Jones and Katie Finneran Given Green Light
"Awake," starring Cherry Jones, and "I Hate My Teenage Daughter," starring Katie Finneran, will be picked up by NBC and Fox, respectively, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Katie Finneran
Katie Finneran

"Awake," from 20th TV and created by Kyle Killen, will star Jones, Wilder Valderrama and Jason Issacs; the series focuses on a police detective (Isaacs) who can't let go of any aspect of his fractured family after a car crash.

The pilot of "Awake" was directed by David Slade, and Howard Gordon will produce the series for NBC.

The Warner Bros. comedy, "I Hate My Teenage Daughter," from producers-writers Sherry Bilsing-Graham and Ellen Kreamer, will star Katie Finneran and Jaime Pressly as two unhappy women whose daughters are becoming like the girls that tormented them in high school.

Andy Ackerman is set to direct the series that will air on Fox.

Air dates for both series have not yet been announced.

Jones won a Tony Award in 1995 for her performance in The Heiress and again in 2005 for her performance in Doubt. She has also been seen in Mrs. Warren's Profession, Faith Healer and Imaginary Friends.

Finneran won a Tony Award in 2002 for her performance in Noises Off and again in 2010 for her performance in Promises, Promises. She has also been seen in Mauritius, The Iceman Cometh and Cabaret.

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