Pilots: Harris Set to 'Serve' at CBS


Steve Harris, formerly of "The Practice," is jumping back into the crime-and-punishment game, while NBC has found its "Bionic Woman" in the U.K.

Harris has signed on to "Protect and Serve," a cop show set up at CBS. NBC, meanwhile, has found its "Bionic Woman" in the U.K. and added Elias Koteas to the drama "Ft. Pit," according to The Hollywood Reporter. And at ABC, Matt Lanter has joined the cast of "Judy's Got a Gun."

"Protect and Serve" follows officers in a suburban L.A. police department. Harris, who will play a veteran cop, joins Eric Balfour ("24") and Monica Potter ("Boston Legal") in the cast.

A two-time Emmy nominee for playing Eugene Harris on "The Practice," Harris starred in the NBC series "Heist" last season. He's also appeared in "Minority Report" and "Diary of a Mad Black Woman."

At NBC, British actress Michelle Ryan will play the title character in the network's "Bionic Woman" remake. She was a regular on the long-running BBC soap "EastEnders" from 2000-05 and co-starred in the Beeb's series "Jekyll" last year.

Koteas ("The Thin Red Line," the upcoming "Zodiac") is joining James Badge Dale, Dania Ramirez, Michael Rispoli and David Call in "Ft. Pit," about the officers at a derelict police precinct in Brooklyn. He also co-stars in the movie "Shooter," due in theaters next month.

Finally, Lanter ("Commander in Chief," "Heroes") has signed on to "Judy's Got a Gun" at ABC. He'll play an undercover cop who's posing as a high school student.

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