Williams, 32, will play Gail McGrath, a cop who is forced to partner with her estranged father, also a policeman, who will be portrayed by Gerald McRaney (Undercovers, Major Dad). Mike Robe (Nora Roberts' Northern Lights) wrote the script and will direct the pilot.
On Monday, Dushku broke the news on Facebook that she would no longer star in Bird Dog. "Hey guys! News to report. We have mutually & AMICABLY decided to part ways on Bird Dog due to creative differences. No worries/fears/tears!" she wrote.