CBS has snagged two well-respected actresses for TV pilots, according to The Hollywood Reporter. On The Education of Max Bickford, Regina Taylor (I'll Fly Away) will play the president of an all-girl college opposite Richard Dreyfus, who'll be a professor. And Brenda Blethyn (Secrets & Lies) gets her own sitcom, playing a widowed innkeeper in Seven Roses. Meanwhile, Babe star James Cromwell who recently sent an angry letter to CBS deploring last month's pig killing on Survivor is now going to work for the network. According to Variety, the actor has been cast as the lead in the CBS drama pilot The Second Act, playing a recently retired U.S. senator who returns home to reconnect with his three grown daughters.
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