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Katherine Heigl has replaced KaDee Strickland in CBS' Doubt pilot, which will be getting a second shot at becoming a full-fledged series with a reworked pilot, according to The Hollywood Reporter.The project didn't get a series order in May but has remained a possibility at CBS after a rewrite and casting changes.

Heigl has been cast as defense lawyer Sadie Ellis, who gets a little too cosy with one of her clients. But a conflict of interest and unprofessional behavior may not be her only problems. As luck would have it, said client just might be guilty of a vicious crime.

The role will reunite the Heigl with fellow Grey's Anatomy alums Joan Rater and Tony Phelan, who have written and executive-produce Doubt. Heigl famously exited Grey's in 2010 after criticizing the show for not giving her material worthy of entering in the Emmy race.

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Teddy Sears originally appeared opposite Strickland in the original Doubt pilot, but his role will also be recast (maybe because he's busy being super over on The Flash). The cast still includes Laverne Cox, Dreama Walker,Dulé Hill, Elliott Gould and Kobi Libii.

Heigl previously starred in NBC's State of Affairs, which was canceled after one season in May.

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