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Dylan McDermott has signed on to star in CBS' untitled thriller from The Following creator Kevin Williamson, TVGuide.com has learned.

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The drama pilot features a pair of detectives who handle stalking incidents for the Threat Management Unit of the LAPD. McDermott will star as Detective Jack Larsen, a recent transfer to the Threat Assessment Unit from the Big Apple. Jack's confidence and quick thinking has gotten him into trouble in the past, but he hopes to leave that past behind.

Since his breakout role on The Practice, McDermott has starred on the first season of American Horror Story and CBS' serialized drama Hostages, which is not expected to be renewed for a second season.

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