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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