The former 3rd Rock From the Sun star, as well as former TheView co-host Sherri Shepherd, have signed on to star in the network’s legal comedy pilot The Trail, The Hollywood Reporterhas learned.
The Trail is described as a serialized single-camera comedy following a young big-city lawyer and his oddball defense team during a high-profile murder trial in a small Southern town.
Lithgow will play the man on trial, Larry Henderson. A smart but slightly clueless poetry professor at a South Carolina community college who is accused of killing his wife, Larry finds the whole notion of being charged with murder absurd, but he has a couple secrets that could really derail his defense.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter