Newswire: Heather Graham cast in Fox’s Studio City pilot

Nothing describes Los Angeles denizens better than Heather Graham’s smile, which is exuberant and youthful, but seemingly trying to suffocate some long-gestating anguish. That might be why she was cast in Fox’s new “family dramedy” pilot Studio City—or she was cast because she’s Heather Graham and she wasn’t doing anything else all that important.

As previously reported, Studio City, developed by Shameless executive producers Krista Vernoff and John Wells, focuses on a young female singer who moves in with her songwriter father, played by Eric McCormack, and discovers that he’s a drug dealer to the stars. The premise is inspired by Vernoff’s real-life experience growing up with a father who sold drugs to celebrities, because the exegesis of family problems is very therapeutic for screenwriters. (It’ll also buy one hell of a second home.)

Graham will play the father’s third wife …

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