“NCIS” alum Pauley Perrette has lined her up next role, which could potentially see the actress return to CBS.
After departing the long-running CBS procedural last year, Perrette is next set to join “Jane the Virgin” star Jaime Camil in the comedy pilot “Broke” for the network.
Written by Alex Herschlag and executive produced by “Jane” creator Jennie Snyder Urman, “Broke” centers on an outrageously wealthy trust fund baby (Camil) who is cut off by his father and moves in with his wife into her estranged sister Jackie’s (Perrette) Reseda condo, forcing the two siblings to reconnect.
Perrette’s Jackie is the manager of a bar and described as “feisty, not easily cowed, sometimes hot-headed, the kind of woman who knows her way around a tool box and an acetylene torch. She’s not thrilled when her snobby rich sister and husband suddenly show up on her doorstep, but she comes to remember how much she loves her sister and learns to appreciate them both in her life.”
In addition to starring, Camil is an executive producer on the pilot alongside Joanna Klein of Urman’s Sutton Street banner and Ben Silverman of Propagate Content. Director Victor Gonzalez and Guillermo Restrepo, Gonzalo Cilley and Maria Lucia Hernandez Frieri of RCN TV and Resonant TV also executive produce.
As TheWrap previously reported, Perrette exited “NCIS” after 15 years at the end of last season amid conflict with series star Mark Harmon over an on-set incident involving a dog bite. Should the multi-camera comedy move forward at CBS, it would mark her first TV role since leaving the procedural in May.
She is repped by Ro Diamond at SBD Partners.