Elisha Cuthbert returns to TV in CBS drama

Thu Mar 27, 2008 2:30am EDT

Elisha Cuthbert is interviewed at the MuchMusic television station to promote her upcoming movie ''Captivity'' in Toronto June 22, 2007. REUTERS/Mark Blinch

Elisha Cuthbert is interviewed at the MuchMusic television station to promote her upcoming movie ''Captivity'' in Toronto June 22, 2007.

Credit: Reuters/Mark Blinch

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Former "24" heroine Elisha Cuthbert is returning to television as the female lead in CBS' drama pilot "Ny-Lon."

Cuthbert will play a New York literacy teacher/record store clerk who embarks on a transatlantic romance with a London stock broker. The project is based on a British series starring Rashida Jones and Steven Moyer.

After her breakthrough role as Kiefer Sutherland's daughter in the first three seasons of Fox's "24," the Canadian actress focused on movies. Her upcoming features include "My Sassy Girl" and "The Six Lives of Henry Lefay."

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