Brushing aside the question of whether the world needs a "Cagney & Lacey" reboot, you could argue this is an upgrade for both actresses. Drew will be playing LAPD Detective Chris Cagney; Lacey's spirited and easygoing partner. Cagney. Michelle Hurd (NBC's "Blindspot", recurring on Fox's "Lethal Weapon"), 51, will play her partner, Lacey.
The reboot of the iconic 1980s show centers on two female police detectives and friends who keep the streets of Los Angeles safe. Sharon Gless and Tyne Daly, respectively, starred as the title characters in CBS' 1981-88 original series and three 1990s TV-movies, which were set in NY. Both are also executive producers of the CBS pilot.
The women-centric show is only one of the three revivals set to air on CBS for the 2018-19 season. Bridget Carpenter wrote the new pilot, with Rosemary Rodriguez to serve as director. The network's line-up also consists of a pilot for Magnum P.I. and a straight-to-series order for Murphy Brown.
Met Office issues snow and ice alert for Tayside
Parts of England and Scotland may face more snow towards the end of the week, with cold winds from the east set to strike again. The Met Office say they're unable to confirm at the moment where in the United Kingdom the potentially heavy snow will hit.
Naturally, we still have a bit of time with Drew's April Kepner before the 14th season of Grey's wraps. For now, I'd like to say: "I love you April and her story isn't over yet..."
The actress' departure alongside Jessica Capshaw was big news, with star Ellen Pompeo taking to Twitter to shut down speculation that their exits had anything to do with her recent pay increase, which could make her upwards of $20 million a year.
Drew and Capshaw have been part of the show for nine and 10 seasons, respectively.