CBS forgot to tell us a (good) piece of information about their new legal drama Doubt, premiering during 2016/2017 midseason. Not just the slot where it will end up, though it remains a mistery so far. Katherine Heigl is getting a new mother!
The already exciting cast around Heigl –Steven Pasquale, Laverne Cox, Dreama Walker, Dulé Hill, Elliott Gould, Kobi Libii– will be joined by Who’s the boss?/Ugly Betty/Transparent/ Broadway star Judith Light as the heroine’s estranged mother. As of now, she is billed as a guest star in the pilot –where she just appears in one key scene– but she’s poised to come back later as a recurring character. Of course, she will continue on Transparent for the upcoming seasons 3 & 4.
Doubt is the story of Sadie Ellis, a brilliant attorney at a boutique firm who starts to fall for her charismatic client, Billy Brennan, an altruistic pediatric surgeon recently accused of murdering his girlfriend 24 years ago. Sadie is hiding her growing feelings from everyone, including her close friend and colleague, Albert Cobb, who thinks he knows everything about her. Sadie’s decision to become involved with her client could put her career, as well as her happiness, at risk if Billy is found guilty, which means she needs to work all the harder to prove reasonable doubt, even if she has some herself. It is written by spouses Joan Rater & Tony Philan and produced by CBS Television Studios with Timberman-Beverly Productions.