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House of Lies Actress to Replace Mamie Gummer in Fox's Backstrom

Feb 14, 2014 06:22 PM ET
by Kate Stanhope

Genevieve Angelson

House of Lies actress Genevieve Angelson will star opposite Rainn Wilson in Fox’s new series Backstrom, Deadline.com reports.

From Bones creator Hart Hanson, Backstrom focuses on Evertt Backstrom (Wilson), an offensive, irascible detective with self-destructive tendencies. Angelson will play his right-hand woman, Det. Nicole Gravely, who is tasked with keeping the unit together despite Backstrom’s behavior and ensuring that his unconventional investigatory methods hold up in court.

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She replaces Mamie Gummer (The Good Wife), who played the role in the pilot, which was originally produced by CBS last spring before being Fox ordered 13 episodes of the series last month.

Backstrom is set to begin production next month and debut sometime during the 2014-2015 TV season. What do you think of the casting?

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