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And the slim hopes of Pushing Daisies fans wilt just a bit more.

David E. Kelley has plucked Kristin Chenoweth to co-star in Legally Mad, the Boston Legal creator's new series for NBC.

A quirky legal drama (get out!) revolving around a woman who takes a job at her father's Chicago law firm, Legally Mad finds Chenoweth playing Skippy Pylon, a brilliant but somewhat off-kilter — OK, perhaps slightly psychotic — attorney who is often is mistaken for a teenager.

Of Chenoweth's casting, Kelley says in a statement, "I've wanted to work with her for a long time and can't wait to reveal her as someone who's completely mad."

The last scheduled episode of Pushing Daisies aired Dec. 17; the fate of the remainder of the ABC series' 13-episode Season 2 order remains TBD.

Prior to her Emmy-nominated Daisies run, Chenoweth appeared on such TV series as The West Wing and the eponymous sitcom Kristin. She also of course originated the role of Glinda the Good Witch in Broadway's Wicked. I still remember catching one of her first performances, where a real-life injury landed her in a neck brace, and she was quite the effervescent trouper!

What's your take? If Daisies is indeed done, isn't a quirky David E. Kelley drama the next best fit for Chenoweth?