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Taraji P. Henson Joins J.J. Abrams Pilot, Two Board 'Wonder Woman' and More

by Chris Harnick, posted Mar 4th 2011 11:05AM
Taraji P. Henson Joins J.J. Abrams PilotTaraji P. Henson is a 'Person of Interest.' The Oscar-nominated actress will star opposite Michael Emerson on the CBS pilot.

According to Vulture, Henson will play Carter, a detective. The J.J. Abrams-produced pilot follows an ex-CIA agent who is hired by a billionaire to help fight crime in New York City. Emerson will play the eccentric billionaire.

Henson previously appeared on 'Eli Stone' and 'Boston Legal.'

In other casting news ...

Gabrielle Union has joined the cast of 'Little in Common.' The Rob Thomas comedy follows three couples who are connected via Little League sports. Union will play a very competitive lobbyist. [Deadline]

Jean Smart will star in NBC's untitled comedy about a family of doctors. Smart will play Dr. Barbara Foote, a meddlesome mom. [Deadline]

Aidan Quinn will star in 'Prime Suspect.' Quinn will play Lt. Kenny Rowe. Maria Bello stars as Det. Jane Tennison. [TVLine]

Tracie Thoms and Pedro Pascal have joined 'Wonder Woman.' Thoms will play Etta Candy, Wonder Woman's close friend. Pascal will play Wonder Woman's ally in the police department. [Deadline/Deadline]

Jeff Hephner has been tapped by NBC for a lead role in 'Playboy.' 'Hellcats' star Hephner will play Nick Dalton, an attorney with ties to the mob and an investment in the club. [TV Guide]

• 'Across the Universe' star Joe Anderson has joined 'The River.' Robin Givens has joined 'Tagged' opposite Gary Cole. Lucy Griffiths will star in The CW's zombie drama 'Awakening.' [Deadline]

Jeff Perry has joined Shonda Rimes' 'Damage Control.' The 'Grey's Anatomy' star will play Cyrus in the pilot about a crisis management expert. [Hollywood Reporter]

Kelly Hu will star opposite Don Johnson in 'A Mann's World.' Hu will play Johnson's character's wife. [Deadline]

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wonder woman FTW!!

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