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Steve Coogan Joins ABC Pilot Doubt

British actor and comedian, Steve Coogan, attends the 2011 British Academy of Film and Television art (BAFTA) Television Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel in central London on May 22, 2011. AFP PHOTO / CARL COURT (Photo credit should read CARL COURT/AFP/Getty Images)

House creator David Shore has tapped British comedian Steve Coogan (The Trip, Tropic Thunder, Our Idiot Brother) to lead a new ABC pilot called Doubt. The legal drama will feature Coogan as Vincent, "a former cop who's now a cunning but charming low-rent lawyer who uses his street smarts to work the system for his clients while battling his own demons and wooing his ex-wife." It will mark Coogan's American series debut, which was the same deal for Hugh Laurie with House.

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