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News Roundup: 'ER' Veteran Sherry Stringfield Gets a Pilot, Niecy Nash Leaves 'Clean House' and More

by Chris Harnick, posted Aug 4th 2010 6:00PM
Sherry Stringfield'ER' star Sherry Stringfield has been tapped to star in a pilot on Lifetime from 'Drop Dead Diva' creator Josh Berman.

According to Deadline Hollywood, Stringfield will play Detective Molly Collins, a mom of two on the verge of divorce who investigates high-profile crimes in San Diego. Meanwhile, Collins' partner, Brooke Kross, is newly engaged, putting the two at the opposite ends of the relationship spectrum.

Stringfield was the first actor to leave 'ER,' only to reprise her role and rejoin the cast five seasons later. Lifetime fans may recognize Stringfield from her role in this year's TV movie 'Who is Clark Rockefeller?'

In other TV news ...

• Niecy Nash took to Twitter to announce her departure from 'Clean House.' The former 'Dancing With the Stars' contestant and 'Reno 911!' alumna has hosted the show since 2004. Nash said the show will continue without her.

Malcolm McDowell is returning to 'The Mentalist, TV Guide Magazine reported. The actor is reprising his role as Britt Stiles, the leader of the Visualize Self-Realization Center.

Investigation Discovery, probably the best channel you've never heard of, has added three new shows to its line-up. According to the Hollywood Reporter, 'Hardcover Mysteries,' 'The Will: Family Secrets Revealed' and 'Who the Bleep Did I Marry?' will premiere this fall.

Disney Channel is readying its next big musical with Tisha Campbell-Martin and Christopher Martin cast in 'Lemonade Mouth.' Deadline Hollywood has the full cast list that's made up of young unknowns and Disney Channel stars.

Joanna Cassidy will guest star on 'Body of Proof.' Cassidy will play the mother of Dana Delany's character. According to TV Guide Magazine, Cassidy will appear in the third episode of the new series.

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