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    Edie Falco runs the LAPD in CBS pilot ‘Tommy’

    Edie Falco earned Emmys for “The Sopranos” and “Nurse Jackie.”
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    Edie Falco earned Emmys for “The Sopranos” and “Nurse Jackie.”

    Edie Falco is on her way back to series TV, although not in another cool cable vehicle. The Emmy-winning actress from “The Sopranos” and “Nurse Jackie” will star in a pilot called “Tommy” for CBS, home of, well, almost every procedural franchise that does not have the word Chicago in the title.

    Falco will play the titular character, Abigail “Tommy” Thomas, who has just been hired as the first female chief of police for the LAPD. The show is written by Paul Attanasio, whose resume includes both the great (“Homicide: Life on the Streets,” “Quiz Show”) and the not-so-great (“Bull”). So fingers crossed.

    I’ve been known to say that I’d watch Falco read the phonebook, so I guess I’m glad about this. Maybe she can bring an extra something or other to what sounds like just another cop show?


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