Geena Davis heads for Exit

Another day, another round of new pilots given the "go ahead" by networks.

Oscar winner Geena Davis is making a return to television as the lead actress in Exit 19 for CBS, says Variety. In the drama, Davis will play a New York City homicide detective who also happens to be a single mom to two kids in Long Island. The network has ordered a pilot of the series from writer Jeff Bell.

Davis won an Academy Award for her supporting role in 1988's The Accidental Tourist and was nominated for another Oscar for Thelma & Louise in 1991. She previously gave the small screen a go in 2006's Commander in Chief as the first female US president. Her term was cut short when the show was canceled after one season.

Reno 911's Niecy Nash, who plays Deputy Raineesha Williams, gets her chance to headline a comedy, as Fox has ordered a pilot of The Inn. The staff of a swanky New York City hotel is at the heart of the half-hour comedy.

Everyone loves food. At least that appears to be the thinking at NBC. The network is entering the overbooked reality-cooking genre with The Chopping Block, starring British-Italian celebrity chef Marco Pierre White. In addition to whipping up grub, teams of two culinary contestants will design restaurant spaces for a shot at their own Manhattan restaurant.

Finally, Secret Talents of the Stars will debut on April 8 and feature 16 celebrities showing off skills viewers never knew they had in an elimination competition. Among the performers will be George Takei (Star Trek's Sulu) singing country music, Danny Bonaduce riding a unicycle, boxer Joe Frazier singing R&B;, and country singer Clint Black performing stand-up comedy.

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Mar 25, 2008
Sounds Good! She is a great actress :)
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Mar 21, 2008
i'll be weaiting
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Mar 20, 2008
This looks good :)
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Mar 20, 2008
Wow another lame cop/crime drama. woooohoooo. geena you should have stayed with movies.
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Mar 19, 2008
hope it is good love her
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Mar 19, 2008
Oh no not Danny B! They're just asking for trouble :roll:! Geena Davis' new show sounds interesting will give it a look-see.
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Mar 19, 2008
Wow, I am breathless from all the originality!



Secret Talents of the Stars should be kept SECRET.
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Mar 19, 2008
Agreed there are too many generic cop shows with added emotional ties - 'cop and a mom of two kids'. I can already see half the plots in the series.Ridiculous.
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Mar 19, 2008
hope it makes it
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Mar 19, 2008
Too much NYC, too many TV detectives and WAY to many reality tv shows
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Mar 19, 2008
another cop show .... ??! What is The Matter With These Pepole ? i hate cop show there is no story at all .. xox
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Mar 19, 2008
its too bad ABC decided to bring back cupid butnot commander in chief...they would have been better off...
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Mar 19, 2008
yeah just what we need. Another procedural cop show on CBS. Way to come up with something original.
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Mar 19, 2008
Danny Bonaduce on a unicycle? No thank you.
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Mar 19, 2008
sounds intresting
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Mar 18, 2008
Just what we need - another cop show, another procedural. Will only work if the family life aspects are allowed to actually form story arcs, a foreign concept to CBS.
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Mar 18, 2008
Glad Geena Davis is back on TV, the show doesn't sound promising, but will give it a go.
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