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CBS, Tristar put Faith in Prince

CBS has given Faith Prince — a Tony winner as Miss Adelaide in the current Broadway revival of “Guys and Dolls”– a six-episode commitment for a comedy series being developed for next season by TriStar TV.

The network reportedly made the deal after several webs expressed an interest in Prince, who will play a single woman trying to make it as a New York stage actress in the proposed sitcom.

No additional casting has been set.

Prince called the sudden attention from Hollywood brought about by her “Guys” stint “flattering and terrifying,” adding that she decided on TriStar after meeting with writers Jeffrey Lane and Danny Jacobson (of the studio’s NBC freshman series “Mad About You”), who will develop the project. Jacobson is also exec producer of the CBS midseason series”Good Advice,” starring Shelley Long.

Prince previously appeared on stage in “Jerome Robbins’ Broadway” and “Nick & Nora.”

One of her co-stars from “Guys and Dolls,” Nathan Lane, was signed to an exclusive TV agreement last October by Fox Broadcasting Co., which hopes to develop a sitcom for him.

TriStar also recently secured a midseason order from CBS on a series adaptation of the feature “A League of Their Own.””Good Advice” is expected to debut in April.

Prince’s agent, Peter Strain, and attorney Michael S. Gendler negotiated deal with CBS and TriStar.

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