Former Doctor Who star David Tennant is to make his US television debut as the lead role in a comedy legal drama, Rex is Not Your Lawyer.
The British actor will play a top Chicago attorney who suffers from panic attacks and coaches his clients to represent themselves in court.
Producers have high hopes for the hour-long pilot episode, which will be made into a series if successful.
US viewers may well recognise David, who has been named most popular actor for two years running at Britain's National TV Awards.
As well as playing the Timelord for five years, he has also starred in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and will appear in St Trinian's 2: The Legend of Fritton's Gold next year.
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