Looks like Kate Walsh is headed back to the small screen. The 'Private Practice' alum will star in and executive produce the comedy, 'Bad Judge.'
The series centers on a hard-living, sexually unapologetic woman (Walsh) who plays with the law and whose life on the edge is constantly in balance - oh, and she also happens to be a judge in the San Bernardino Criminal Court system. Doesn't seem like much of a strech for Walsh, given her previous tenure on both 'Practive' and 'Grey's Anatomy,' which are basically primetime sexy soap operas.
The script comes from scribe Chat Kultgen, who has fielded comedy pilots for FX, CBS and ABC, in recent years. He will also produce the series.
Walsh isn't the only big name attached to the project. The Universal Television single-camera comedy comes from Gary Sanchez Prods. and will be produced by known-funny-men Adam McKay and Will Ferrell, along with Anne Heche and Jill Messick.
Gary Sanchez Prods. has another pilot in the pipeline for NBC: the Krysten Ritter comedy, 'Assistance.' In addition, Heche recently sold her own sitcom pilot to NBC.
Walsh wrapped six seasons of ABC’s 'Private Practice' last season and has appeared regularly in videos produced for McKay and Ferrell's comedy site, Funny or Die, which probably helped her land and prepare for the new gig.