Krakowski, Leguizamo and Goldenhersh Land TV Pilots

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Tony Award winner Jane Krakowski, Emmy Award winner John Leguizamo and recent Doubt star Heather Goldenhersh have all been cast in pilots, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

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Jane Krakowski, recently seen in the West End revival of Guys and Dolls, has been cast in "Sex, Power, Love & Politics." The CBS comedy concerns a group of friends in their mid-thirties who work on Capitol Hill. The program will also feature Jay Harrington, who was seen in the short-lived NBC series "Coupling."

"Edison," a pilot starring John Leguizamo, who was last on Broadway in Sexaholix, has been picked up by CBS. The program casts the actor as an undercover policeman; writers are Terri Hughes Burton and Ron Milbauer.

Tony-nominated Doubt star Heather Goldenhersh has joined the cast of "Class," which also features Jason Ritter, Jon Bernthal and "Joey"'s Andrea Anders. The CBS comedy, according to the industry paper, begins "with a party thrown by 27-year-old Ethan (Ritter) for his girlfriend, whom he met in third grade. Ethan invites six other people who were in the class with them, all of who have lost touch with one another. The party becomes the springboard for following how the lives of the reunited characters continue to intersect."

Jane Krakowski won the 2003 Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for her performance in the revival of Maury Yeston's Nine. She made her Broadway debut in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Starlight Express and later appeared in Tartuffe, Company, Once Upon a Mattress and Grand Hotel, earning Tony and Drama Desk nominations for her work in the latter. Other theatrical credits include the London reviavl of Guys and Dolls, the City Center Encores! production of One Touch of Venus, Henceforward and a concert version of Mack and Mabel. Perhaps best known for her work as Elaine Vassal on TV's "Ally McBeal," Krakowski's additional screen credits include "Life Happens," "Mrs. Winterbourne," "Stepping Out," "Fatal Attraction," "The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas," "Go," "Due South" and "Search for Tomorrow."

John Leguizamo, the Colombian chameleon who first caught the eyes of the theatre world with his one-man show Mambo Mouth, returned to Broadway with a limited engagement of his Tony-nominated show Sexaholix. The work, nominated for the Tony Award for Best Special Theatrical Event, played on stages across the country and was taped for HBO. The HBO version garnered Leguizamo an Emmy Award. The actor received a Drama Desk Award for Best Solo Performance for Spic O-Rama. His stage work, Freak: A Semi Demi Quasi Pseudo Autobiography, garnered him a Tony nomination. Also a film star, he appeared as Toulouse Lautrec in Baz Luhrmann's "Moulin Rouge"; in "To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar" in drag as Miss Chi-Chi Rodriguez; and in Luhrmann's "Romeo + Juliet" as a Virgin Mary gun-toting Tybalt. His biggest role came in the 1999 Spike Lee film "The Summer of Sam." Leguizamo also starred in the HBO drama "Undefeated," which he also directed, and was seen in the independent film "Sueno." Heather Goldenhersh received a Tony nomination for her work in Doubt, which marked the actress' Broadway debut. She has appeared Off-Broadway in Freedomland, Good Night Children Everywhere, Psyche, Last Dance and A Devil Inside, and her regional credits include Left, Beast on the Moon, Long Day's Journey Into Night and The Cherry Orchard. Goldenhersh has been seen on screen in "The Great Gatsby," "Tempting Adam," "Law & Order," "The Believer," "Nicholas Nickleby," "School of Rock," "Kinsey" and "The Merchant of Venice."

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