Jennifer Beals and Paula Marshall are set to co-star opposite John Corbett in the CBS drama pilot Widow Detective, written by David Hubbard, produced by CSI maven Carol Mendelsohn and directed by Davis Guggenheim.
Widow Detective centers on Denny Brennan (Corbett), a decorated police detective who, after losing three partners in the line of duty, becomes surrogate husband, lover and father to their families. Jennifer and Paula will play two of the widows. Jennifer Beals will play Lainey, the sexy, wry-humored owner of a San Fernando valley hair salon whose LAPD detective husband was partnered with Denny and died on the job. Married again but about to be amicably divorced, Lainey knows Denny the best out of all the wives, and has the best shot at a real relationship with him. Paula Marshall will play Jill, a restaurateur and the mother of three daughters who has accepted Denny’s willing participation in her family with relief, gratitude and love (and occasionally annoyance). Source Deadline.com
Eriq La Salle (ER) is also to guest in the pilot as a friend to John Corbett’s character.
Widow Detective is for the CBS’s fall lineup 2012 schedule.
This is Jennifer’s latest project together with a web series (WIGS) with director Jon Avnet and the indie film The Lord Of Vinyl