EXCLUSIVE: Rake co-star Necar Zadegan has been added to Bravo‘s newly picked-up 13-episode hourlong series Girlfriends’ Guide To Divorce, starring Lisa Edelstein. Additionally, the 24 alumna has booked an arc on new TNT drama series Legends, reuniting with 24 executive producer Howard Gordon. Bravo’s maiden scripted series, from writer-producer Marti Noxon and UCP, follows Abby (Edelstein), a self-help book author who hides the fact that she’s separated from her husband as she starts to navigate her life as a single woman in her early 40s in Los Angeles. She finds herself seeking advice from her divorced friends instead of her married ones, which leads to some unexpected and life-changing experiences. Zadegan, repped by Innovative, Generate and Sloan Offer, will play a divorce attorney at Lyla’s (Janeane Garofalo) firm who is fearless and speaks her mind, sometimes embellishing in hyperbole. She wants to be Abby’s attorney and has a very nontraditional type of marriage herself. The casting is in second position to Fox midseason drama Rake, which has done poorly in the ratings and has been relegated to Fridays in route to a likely cancellation. Zadegan is the second Rake regular to book a new project in second position, joining Bojana Novakovic, who plays the lead in ABC drama pilot Agatha. On Legends, Zadegan plays a tough and savvy arms broker working with a Russian Colonel to sell chemical weapons.
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