Sitcom Star Lands a Drama Role After Her Fox Show Is Pulled From Schedule

Mar 26, 2012  •  Post A Comment

After the de facto cancellation of her Fox sitcom, a veteran comedy actress has landed another role, Deadline.com reports.

As previously reported, Fox removed "I Hate My Teenage Daughter" from its schedule after the show fell to a series-low 1.2 rating in adults 18-49. Now the show’s star, Jaime Pressly, has secured a co-starring role in NBC’s drama pilot "Bad Girls," the story reports.

In "Bad Girls," Pressly will play prison warden Melinda, who is sexy yet has a sadistic streak and enjoys playing games with the inmates at a federal prison, the story says. The project is formally in second position to "I Hate My Teenage Daughter," the piece adds.

The role marks Pressly’s return to NBC, where she co-starred and earned an Emmy on "My Name Is Earl," the article says.

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