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Jennifer Beals to Star in Unfortunately-Titled CBS Pilot 'Widow Detective'

Jennifer Beals to Star in Unfortunately-Titled CBS Pilot 'Widow Detective'

Good news for Jennifer Beals fans! The L Word star has landed the female lead opposite Sex and the City and Parenthood’s John Corbett in the CBS drama with the rather unfortunate title Widow Detective.

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Good news for Jennifer Beals fans! The L Word star has landed the female lead opposite Sex and the City and Parenthood’s John Corbett in the CBS drama with the rather unfortunately-titled Widow Detective.

Corbett plays Denny Brennan, “ a decorated police detective who, after losing three partners in the line of duty, becomes surrogate husband, lover and father to their families,” according to Deadline.

And here’s where Beals comes in. She’ll play Lainey, the witty widow of one of Denny’s partner and the owner of a San Fernando Valley hair salon.

“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,” reports Deadline.

Since The L Word’s finale in 2009 Beals has been featured in arcs on Lie to Me and Castle, had the lead in the canceled The Chicago Code and has landed a role in the upcoming feature Lord of Vinyl.

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Tracy E. Gilchrist

Tracy E. Gilchrist is the VP, Executive Producer of Entertainment for the Advocate Channel. A media veteran, she writes about the intersections of LGBTQ+ equality and pop culture. Previously, she was the editor-in-chief of The Advocate and the first feminism editor for the 55-year-old brand. In 2017, she launched the company's first podcast, The Advocates. She is an experienced broadcast interviewer, panel moderator, and public speaker who has delivered her talk, "Pandora's Box to Pose: Game-changing Visibility in Film and TV," at universities throughout the country.

Tracy E. Gilchrist is the VP, Executive Producer of Entertainment for the Advocate Channel. A media veteran, she writes about the intersections of LGBTQ+ equality and pop culture. Previously, she was the editor-in-chief of The Advocate and the first feminism editor for the 55-year-old brand. In 2017, she launched the company's first podcast, The Advocates. She is an experienced broadcast interviewer, panel moderator, and public speaker who has delivered her talk, "Pandora's Box to Pose: Game-changing Visibility in Film and TV," at universities throughout the country.