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Blair Underwood Cast in ABC Drama

Blair Underwood is heading back to the small screen with a leading role in a Reese Witherspoon-produced drama pilot on ABC.

The yet-to-be titled series is written by Megan Oppenheimer and follows the personal and professional life of a “ruthless divorce attorney in Dallas,” named “Gemma.”

“Gemma’s” life fumbles when her love-addicted, emotionally damaged sister comes around and triggers her
self-destructive ways, which leads to the exposure of hidden family secrets.

Underwood will play James, the leading lady’s boss and sometime-lover. The two have quite a bit of history being that James is her law professor and long-time mentor. He’s the one that encouraged her hardcore ambition and isn’t afraid to put her in her place when needed.

A premiere date has yet to be released, but we’ll keep our eyes and ears open as the info rolls out!