'Bad Girls': NBC remake casts Tracee Ellis Ross

Published Mar 15 2012, 10:21 GMT  |  By

Tracee Ellis Ross

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Tracee Ellis Ross has joined NBC's remake of the UK drama Bad Girls.

The CSI actress will play a corrupt businesswoman, according to Deadline.

Her character Rachel is jailed after being caught selling phoney mortgages. Despite her new situation, Rachel is desperate to become pregnant.

Ross previously appeared on the UPN / CW series Girlfriends from 2000 to 2008 and currently stars in and produces BET sitcom Reed Between the Lines.

Other stars attached to NBC's Bad Girls include Jurnee Smollett (Friday Night Lights), Zoe Boyle (Downton Abbey), Rick Gonzalez (Reaper), Amy Smart (Crank) and Karolina Wydra (House).

Shameless showrunner John Wells will executive produce the pilot alongside Andrew Stearn and Nancy Pimental, as well as a team of British producers from Shed Media.

The original UK Bad Girls aired on ITV from 1999 to 2006 and followed the inmates and officers in a women's prison.

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