A veteran actress who rose to fame in the 1980s is giving television another chance.
Annie Potts, who rose to stardom with her appearances in the films Ghostbusters, Who's Harry Crumb?, Ghostbusters II, Pretty in Pink and Jumpin' Jack Flash, is going to be starring in a new ABC drama entitled Murder in Manhattan.
This is not the first time Potts has worked on the small screen - far from it, in fact. She appeared on CBS' Designing Women from 1986-1993, as well as on Love & War from 1993-1995, Any Day Now from 1998-2002, and last year as Gigi Stopper on the ABC comedy-drama series GCB.
The new series is being developed by Ryan Reynolds (yep, that one), who is executive producing the project. In it, Potts will star as Blythe Sutton, a mother who works with her daughter in attempting to solve mysteries. Sutton has two grown children and spends her time trying to solve her second husband's murder. She is an Upper-East side woman but still down-to-Earth.
Bridget Regan (Legend of the Seeker) will play Lex Sutton, the daughter in the crime fighting team. Enver Gjokaj, Brendan Hines and Shirley Rumierk are also in the cast.
Cherie Nowlan is directing the pilot.