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Geena Davis, who on TV last occupied no less than the White House, is eyeing a return to the tube, as the star of Exit 19, a pilot presentation for CBS. In the drama, Davis will play "a quirky murder detective balancing her job... with her role as a single suburban mom raising two kids on Long Island."

CBS entertainment boss Nina Tassler, says Variety, has long been trying to lock down Davis for a series, since both women graduated from Boston University. It's a good thing Tassler didn't go to Syracuse; Exit 19 might have ended up starring that crazy chick who used to drive me home at winter recess.