Angela Bassett, Sarah Paulson, Annie Potts, Christina Ricci Set for TV Pilots

News   Angela Bassett, Sarah Paulson, Annie Potts, Christina Ricci Set for TV Pilots
Pilot season continues to welcome many stars with stage credits. Academy Award nominee Angela Bassett, Sarah Paulson, Annie Potts and Christina Ricci are all set to headline prospective series, according to

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Bassett (Pasadena Playhouse's Fences, Broadway's Joe Turner's Come and Gone, "What's Love Got to Do With It") will appear in "Identity" for ABC. She will play Martha, the FBI special agent in charge of the bureau's identity crimes unit. The pilot will be co-produced by ABC Studios and Mark Gordon Co. and written by John Glenn.

Paulson (Broadway's Collected Stories and The Glass Menagerie, TV's "Cupid" and "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip") will star in an untitled comedy pilot for NBC. The Kari Lizer project casts Paulson as a woman who helps guide people through career transitions and downsizings but has trouble with her personal relationships.

Ricci (Time Stands Still, "The Opposite of Sex," "The Addams Family") will star in the 1960s-set drama "Pan Am" for ABC. The pilot casts Ricci as a Pan Am airline stewardess who is well-behaved on the job while living the bohemian life in Greenwich Village at night. Jack Orman will write and Thomas Schlamme will direct the Sony Pictures TV project.

Potts (God of Carnage, "Designing Women") will also star for ABC in "Good Christian B*tches." Potts will play the over-protective mother of Amanda, a recently divorced mother who moves back to her old neighborhood in Dallas "to find herself in the whirling midst of gossip, Botox and fraud," according to the Deadline report. Based on the Kim Gatlin book, the pilot will be written by Robert Harling, who will co-executive produce with Darren Starr.

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