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The Firm Books Female Lead, Pia Toscano Returns to Fox and More TV News

by Jean Bentley, posted Jul 29th 2011 6:00PM
Molly ParkerNBC's midseason show 'The Firm,' based on the John Grisham thriller of the same name, has locked in its female lead.

Molly Parker, formerly of HBO's 'Deadwood,' will play Abby McDeere in the new drama, Vulture reports. Abby is the wife of the main lawyer character, played by Josh Lucas in the new show (and Tom Cruise in the movie).

In other TV news ...

More casting news: Vinnie Jones has joined the cast of FX's 'Powers' as a crime kingpin, and Tom Skerritt and Bailey Chase will guest star on 'White Collar.' [Deadline, TV Guide]

Proof that '90s Nickelodeon writers were eerily clairvoyant: A clip from 'Clarissa Explains It All' where Fergie watches the movie 'Cowboys & Aliens.' Which comes out this weekend. [Movieline]

Is Marisol coming back from the dead on 'CSI: Miami'? Apparently her portrayer, Alana De La Garza, will reprise her role in an upcoming episode. [TV Guide]

Pia Toscano's heading back to Fox. The 'American Idol' finalist will sing on the Aug. 4 episode of 'So You Think You Can Dance.' [THR]

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Ah — "The Firm" is a John Grisham novel which also happend to be a film directed by Sydney Pollack and not a Tom Clancy thriller.

July 29 2011 at 7:00 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Joseph Finn

Yeah, we should not be blaming Clancy for The Firm.

July 29 2011 at 7:44 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

You're right, Tom Clancy has absolutely nothing to do with The Firm. Doesn't anybody around here know what they're talking about anymore?

July 31 2011 at 2:04 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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