Singer Jill Scott has landed a leading role on the upcoming CBS pilot “Second Sight.”  According to Deadline, the Philadelphia native will join Jason Lee and Derek Luke in the cop drama.


The series is focused on a lead detective with the New Orleans Police Department, who is hiding the fact that he has an ocular disorder that causes him to have hallucinations.  Jill Scott will play Dr. Callier, a specialist that works closely with the detective, helping him with his ocular disease.

This will be Scott’s first television gig since her performance on HBO’s ‘The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency.’ The 40-year-old singer-actress recently appeared on an episode of ‘Fringe’ and Lifetime’s television movie, ‘Steel Magnolias.

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