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Cuba Gooding Jr. May Become a TV Star

LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 11:  Actor Cuba Gooding, Jr. attends the 2012 People's Choice Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on January 11, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for PCA)

Aziz Ansari defender Cuba Gooding Jr. has landed the lead in Fox's drama pilot Guilty. The legal series will feature Gooding, in his first potential series-regular role, as "a brilliant, morally questionable defense attorney who, after being falsely convicted of fraud and stripped of his legal license, uses his unorthodox methods to solve the cases he’s been prohibited from handling … and to exact revenge on those who set him up," Deadline reports. McG will direct.

Photo: Frazer Harrison/2012 Getty Images