Katherine McPhee

Katharine McPhee has landed the female lead in CBS' drama pilot Scorpion, TVGuide.com has confirmed.

In the pilot, an eccentric genius (Elyes Gabel) and his international network of super-geniuses form the last line of defense against the complex threats of the modern age.

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The Smash alum and former American Idol finalist will play Paige, a working-class hero and diner waitress who understand geniuses. The news was first reported by The Hollywood Reporter.

Sleepy Hollow creators Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci will executive-produce the project from Prison Break's Nick Santora. Robert Patrick will also star.

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