'Roswell' Star 'To Love & Die' With USA

DeathTim MathesonShiri ApplebyEntertainmentFrances FisherUSA Network (tv network)

Even if it kills her, Shiri Appleby is joining the family business.

The former "Roswell" actress stars in "To Love & Die," USA Network's latest original action comedy, which revolves around a woman who joins her father in his unusual line of work, it was announced Sunday, July 15.

Hildy's intimacy issues has reached the point where she wants to seek answers, and that leads to hunting down the father (Tim Matheson) she never met. In hopes of establishing a bond, she decides to join him on the job, which just happens to be contract killing. Strangely, she discovers that she has a real knack for offing people.

Hildy's odd journey also includes dealing with her meddlesome mother (Frances Fisher), currently on her seventh husband, older sister Nancy (Kristin Dattilo) and Eddie (Christine Adams), her dad's bisexual coworker.

"To Love & Die has a high-concept character with a light tone and a slightly twisted soul at its core, which fits our brand perfectly," says USA's executive vice president, original programming, Jeff Wachtel.

Appleby is best known for playing the meek diner waitress Liz on the teen angst-alien drama "Roswell." Her film credits include "The Thirteenth Floor," "Swimf@n," "The Battle of Shaker Heights" and "When Do We Eat?" She recently appeared on the ABC drama "Six Degrees" opposite Campbell Scott.

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