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Lennie James, who last engaged TV viewers with his cryptic run as Jericho's Hawkins, is returning to CBS with a role in a pilot.

In an as-yet-untitled legal drama being developed by The Unit co-executive producer Frank Military, James will play a former assistant district attorney who, after being disbarred, toils as a paralegal in the U.S. Attorney's office in Manhattan, says the Hollywood Reporter.

In other pilot news, CBS has greenlit Good Girls, a female buddy comedy about two childhood friends who try to reinvent themselves after a litany of life mistakes.