(NEW YORK) — Jennifer Beals is returning to television to star in a new supernatural medical drama produced by Kyra Sedgwick.
Deadline reports that The L Word actress will play Dr. Kathryn Russo in Proof, a TNT drama about a hard-nosed surgeon struggling with the loss of her teenage son, who begins to investigate that there may be life after death.
Beals, 50, who previously starred in Fox’s Chicago Code, joins a long list of celebrities playing doctors.
Since her breakout role in 1983′s Flashdance, Beals has starred in over 50 films as well as the popular Showtime series The L Word, playing Ivy-league educated lesbian Bette Porter.
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