‘Criminal Minds’ actress Paget Brewster has signed on to play the female lead in NBC’s new pilot ‘My Life as an Experiment,’ www.tvline.com is reporting. The comedy series, which is being produced by Jack Black, follows magazine journalist A.J. Wilder, set to be played by comedian Jon Dore. The show will also follow how his career affects his personal life. Brewster has signed onto play A.J.’s lawyer wife Stacie.
The news of Brewster’s new role on the series, which is based on the best-selling book Guinea Pig Diaries: My Life as an Experiment by journalist A.J. Jacobs, comes after ‘Criminal Minds’ producers reduced her role on the current sixth season of the hit CBS show. Brewster portrays Special Agent Emily Prentiss on the drama series, and her final episode is set to air on March 16. However, if ‘My Life as an Experiment’ doesn’t get picked up by NBC, ‘Criminal Minds’ producers have offered her to return next season as a series regular, as her character is a fan favorite.
Written by: Karen Benardello