TNT's "Night" falls on Fichtner, Stringfield

Actor William Fichtner, star of the Fox television network drama series "Prison Break", about a group of escaped prisoners, answers questions during a panel discussion at the Television Critics Association summer media tour in Pasadena, California July 24, 2006. REUTERS/Fred Prouser

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - “Prison Break” co-star William Fichtner will play the lead in TNT’s drama pilot “Night and Day.” Also cast is “ER” alumna Sherry Stringfield.

“Night” is a fast-paced, gritty drama about the life of Dan Hollister (Fichtner), an agent with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms who works for a special threat intervention task force. Stringfield will play Dan’s wife and emotional anchor Elizabeth, a stay-at-home mom.

For Fichtner, “Night” is in second position to Fox’s “Prison Break,” where he plays FBI Agent Alexander Mahone. For now, there are no plans to kill off Mahone, though the series is known for quickly knocking off its characters.

Stringfield, meanwhile, had a recurring role on HBO’s raunchy drama “Tell Me You Love Me.”

“Night and Day” comes from “24” co-creator Joel Surnow and Todd Robinson,

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