America Ferrera is hoping to make it a habit of being on TV.
The “Ugly Betty” star will play a nun bent on dispensing justice in “Damascus,” which has received a put-pilot commitment from CBS.
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Multiple networks bid on “Damascus,” according to an individual with knowledge of the situation. It will tell the story of a crusading nun who practices law on behalf of the least fortunate, and has her beliefs tested when her life collides with an elitist corporate lawyer. As the two set out to help those in need of justice, they come up against a secretive and powerful organization that is determined to destroy them.
Ferrera will also executive produce the project, along with former “Ugly Betty” executive producer Teri Weinberg.
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Nick Osborne will write the pilot.