Teddy Sears (Masters of Sex, American Horror Story) is set as the male lead opposite KaDee Strickland in Doubt, CBS’ hourlong pilot from Timberman/Beverly and CBS TV Studios. Written by longtime Grey’s Anatomy executive producers Tony Phelan and Joan Rater and directed by Adam Bernstein, the project centers on Sadie (Srickland), a smart, chic, successful defense lawyer at a boutique firm who shockingly gets involved romantically with one of her clients, Billy (Sears), who may or may not be guilty of a brutal crime. Billy is a decent, altruistic, pediatric surgeon recently accused of murdering a 15-year-old girl many years ago and is having a secret love affair with Sadie. The cast also includes Laverne Cox, Dule Hill, Dreama Walker, Elliott Gould and Kobi Libii.

Sears, repped by APA and Ramos Management, recently wrapped Curve opposite Julianne Hough for Universal Pictures.