I'm hardly done with mourning the death of Pushing Daisies, but this news will probably help to get me on the road to recovery: Kristin Chenoweth will be back on our TVs before long as the star of the next legal show from David E. Kelley.
When we first heard about this quirky drama, all we knew is that it would be on NBC and focus on a father and daughter who were both lawyers. Now there are more details, and they're pretty hilarious: The show is called Legally Mad, and Chenoweth will play Skippy Pylon (yeah), a brilliant but kind of unstable attorney who's prone to bouts of psychosis. The description also notes that Skippy's occasionally mistaken for a teenager.
Kelley told the Hollywood Reporter:
I could only picture Kristin playing this role. I've wanted to work with her for a long time and can't wait to reveal her as someone who's completely mad.
Chenoweth was simply born to play a Skippy, and Pushing Daisies showed she can handle quirk. I have just two questions: 1) Will Kelley find a way for her to sing? And 2) Who's going to play dear ol' dad? Fire away with casting suggestions in the comments.