Kristin Chenoweth joins ‘Legally Mad’

Warner Bros. producing David E. Kelley drama

Kristin Chenoweth has been tapped to star in NBC’s David E. Kelley legal drama.

In “Legally Mad,” Chenoweth is set to play Skippy Pylon, a cheerful and brilliant attorney who nonetheless exhibits flashes of psychosis — and enjoys being mistaken for a teenager.

“I’ve wanted to work with her for a long time and can’t wait to reveal her as someone who’s completely mad,” Kelley said.

“Legally Mad,” which is set at a Chicago law practice, reps the first major project to come out of Kelley’s deal with Warner Bros. TV, which is producing the show.

It’s also a quick return to primetime for Chenoweth, who until recently starred in ABC’s critically acclaimed but short-lived “Pushing Daisies.”

Chenoweth’s previous TV credits include NBC’s “The West Wing” and the Peacock sitcoms “Kristin” and “Lateline.”

Thesp also starred in ABC’s longform adaptation of “The Music Man.” In features, Chenoweth’s recent credits include “Four Christmases,” “RV” and the animated “Space Chimps.”

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