EXCLUSIVE: Tisha Campbell-Martin and Chris Payne Gilbert (10 Items or Less) are set as leads opposite Ally Walker in Lifetime’s drama pilot Exit 19. The project, from writer Jeff Bell, follows single mother Gloria Shepherd (Walker) as she juggles her demanding personal and professional lives raising two children while working as a New York Police Department homicide detective. Campbell-Martin will play Gloria’s smart and vivacious partner. Gilbert will play Gloria’s younger brother, a recovering alcoholic, with whom she shares the house the two co-own. The project, from ABC Studios and CBS TV Studios, was originally developed at CBS during the 2007-2008 season when it was ordered as a pilot presentation with Geena Davis as Gloria. The roles of her partner and her brother were played by Rosie Perez and Matthew Lillard, respectively. Campbell-Martin most recently co-starred on the ABC comedy pilot Wright vs. Wrong.
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