Looks like Eliza Dushku might return to a television series sooner than expected.
While Dushku's dramedy pilot, Nurses, didn't score a series order this past development season, the girl formerly known as Faith the Vampire Slayer has signed a talent deal with 20th Century Fox Television and FOX network that calls for her to star in a new series project.
Dushku's no stranger to either the studio or the network. She was the series lead in FOX drama Tru Calling, recurred on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel, and starred in the Nurses pilot for 20th Century Fox TV.
The actress will begin meeting with the studio's stable of writers at this early stage of development for the 2008-09 season in the hopes that something, from comedy to drama and action, will click.
"She's a Fox star," Fox Entertainment chief Peter Liguori said of Dushku. "She's rare -- an incredibly beautiful and feminine actress with a specific strength and playfulness. I just find her very unique. Kevin [Reilly] and I are fans of the work she's put down on film."
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Jace is an LA-based television development and acquisitions exec who watches way too much television for his own good and would love a TiVo for every room in the house. (He’s halfway there.) His blog, Televisionary, can be found at televisionaryblog.com.