Geena Davis (“Commander in Chief”) is set to return to television, signing on to topline the just-greenlit CBS drama pilot presentation “Exit 19,” reports Variety.
The network gave the green light to the Jeff Bell-written project Tuesday. Davis will play a quirky murder detective balancing her job as a Manhattan crimesolver with her role as a single suburban mom raising two kids on Long Island.
Bell will executive produce the project along with Davis, Gene Stein and Nina Wass. CBS Paramount Network Television is producing in association with ABC Studios.
Pickup comes just a few weeks after ABC Studios terminated its deal with Wass and Stein as part of a massive strike-related restructuring.