CBS Casts Its New Cagney & Lacey

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The "Grey's Anatomy" star, whose sudden exit from the long-running Shondaland medical drama was announced earlier in the week, has signed on to star in CBS' "Cagney & Lacey" reboot, according to Deadline. She will be somewhat of a mentor to Drew's Cagney, described as a "nimble and easygoing partner and protege", Variety reported.

Cagney & Lacey is about a pair of female detectives who roam the streets of Los Angeles to keep the city safe.

The actress' departure alongside Jessica Capshaw was big news, with star Ellen Pompeo taking to Twitter to shut down speculation that their exits had anything to do with her recent pay increase, which could make her upwards of $20 million a year. Carpenter executive produces with Rodriguez. "Athletic, polished, former high-school track and field champion".

The original "Cagney & Lacey" ran for seven series on CBS and featured Tyne Daly and Sharon Gless in the title roles. She is the partner and protégé of Hurd's Lacey, the more experienced half of the duo and an accomplished athlete. The two stars also shared six Lead Actress in a Drama Series trophies between them.

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Hurd co-starred on Season 2 of NBC's Blindspot and recently recurred on Fox's Lethal Weapon as well as CBS/CBS Studios' Hawaii Five-0, the network and studio behind Cagney & Lacey.

In another tweet on Wednesday, March 14, Drew told fans she is "gonna go on silent for a few weeks" to "focus". Like most non-original cast members, she started on the show as recurring - in Season 6 - before being promoted to a series regular the following season.

Naturally, we still have a bit of time with Drew's April Kepner before the 14th season of Grey's wraps. Evil Dead, is with APA and TMT Entertainment Group.