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Phylicia Rashad, Tiffany Hines Join TV Pilots (Jeckyll/Hyde Drama & Fashion Industry Soap)

Phylicia Rashad, Tiffany Hines Join TV Pilots (Jeckyll/Hyde Drama & Fashion Industry Soap)

Some more TV casting news… Phylicia Rashad is returning to the small screen, joining NBC’s updated Dr. Jeckyll and Mr. Hyde drama pilot titled Do No Harm.

The program will revolve around a brilliant neurosurgeon and his dangerous alter-ego that disrupts his personal and processional life.

Phylicia Rashad will play Dr. Vanessa Young, the chief of surgery as well as boss to the neurosurgeon with the split personality.

Assuming the series is picked up, this will be Mrs Rashad’s first small screen series starring role since CBS’ 1996-2000 comedy Cosby.

Second… Tiffany Hines (Nikita) has joined the cast of ABC’s drama pilot Americana, described as a soap about a famous fashion industry clan, starring Anthony LaPaglia, as the patriarch of “a sprawling family who just welcomed a new member, Alice Clarke (Ashley Greene), a young designer whose shocking arrival turns the family and the legendary label inside out.

Hines will play a character named Shane – a beautiful medical student and Alice’s best friend who she recruits to model in a fashion show, and who later learns that her life is about to change and not necessarily for the better. 

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These days, many film actresses can be found on the 'small screen'. Holly Hunter did it and Glenn Close does it now, although Rashad has the chops to be at the helm of her own show the Hunter, Kiera Sedgewick and even Jada Pinkett Smith have all done (albeit on cable not network). I'm more concerned with the losing record NBC suddenly has with new series, particularly dramas.


Phylicia Rashad is giving up on the big screen so soon? I'm sure there is something out their for her that is more fulfilling, even more so than a Tyler Perry film. Besides, the concept for this "TV pilot" leaves much to be desired. I can't imagine myself tuning in. She needs a new manager. Her current one (Planco) is preventing her from reaching her fullest potential as an actress.

Monique A. Williams

So glad to see Phylicia Rashad coming back to TV. Now she can leave those Tyler Perry flicks alone! #greatmove

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