Melina Kanakaredes is ready for a little notoriety. The Providence and CSI: NY vet will recur as Dana Hartman in the first season of the Notorious TV show on ABC. Kanakaredes recently played Dorothy on Extant. CBS cancelled the sci-fi series, after two seasons, in 2015.
A legal and media drama, Notorious stars Piper Perabo, Daniel Sunjata, Kate Jennings Grant, Aimee Teegarden, J. August Richards, Sepideh Moafi, Ryan Guzman, and Kevin Zegers. Deadline reports the new character is, “…a woman who has risen to the pinnacle of success in broadcasting and plummeted to the depths of scandal-ridden despair. We meet her seven years out from her lowest point in her career, a mother to a rebellious twenty one year old daughter.”
Dana Hartman is described as naturally beautiful, witty, intelligent, and quick tempered. According to the report, “She is a survivor, who will fight dirty to get what she wants and to protect her daughter.”
In case you haven’t yet caught Notorious, here is more, from ABC.
Notorious TV show on ABC, season one.
“NOTORIOUS” (Thursdays from 9:00-10:00 p.m. ET; series premiere, September 22)
“Notorious” centers on the symbiotic relationship between charismatic defense attorney Jake Gregorian (Daniel Sunjata) and powerhouse TV producer Julia George (Piper Perabo). They attempt to control the media, the justice system and ultimately each other.
Jake and Julia’s relationship is inspired by the real-life friendship between famed criminal defense attorney Mark Geragos and award-winning cable newsproducer Wendy Walker. Their professional alliance has influenced some of America’s most infamous moments in recent history.
When Jake’s clients find themselves in the nation’s spotlight, he uses the media to sway public opinion. Meanwhile, Julia, the executive producer of “Louise Herrick Live” (LHL), the number one TV news program in the country, capitalizes on Jake’s clients’ notoriety. Together, they make great TV and determine the nation’s headlines.
In “Notorious,” everyone’s motives are suspect and morality is subjective. Meanwhile, the people surrounding Jake and Julia seek to advance their own professional and personal agendas.
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