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Monday, March 2, 2015

Actress Phylica Rashad May Be Coming Back to Prime Time TV

Phylicia Rashad

Hollywood, CA — Phylicia Rashad, best known for her role as Clair Huxtable on the The Cosby Show, may be coming back to television.

Over the past 10 years, she has mainly focused on the the theater, but she has recently been cast in a new CBS drama called For Justice, directed by Selma‘s Ava DuVernay.

In the show, which is based on a James Patterson novel, Rashad will play a gay FBI agent named Georgina Howe who works in the Criminal Section of the Department of Civil Rights Division. She struggles with being “caught between her radical real family and her professional family.”

According to Variety, “Rashad’s character is described has a savvy Washington player who has faced discrimination for her race and sexual orientation, and fights to protect the independence and integrity of her high-profile Civil Rights Division.”

The project, however, is still in the pilot phase, and is not yet a confirmed series.

Rashad is also co-starring in the upcoming film Creed, which is an installment of the Rocky Balboa saga but this time about the grandson of one of Rocky’s opponents. And she is also directing the play Immediate Family at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles, California.

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