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Sarah Drew From 'Grey's Anatomy' to 'Cagney & Lacey'

14 March 2018

The "Grey's Anatomy" star, whose sudden exit from the long-running Shondaland medical drama was announced earlier in the week, has signed on to star in CBS' "Cagney & Lacey" reboot, according to Deadline. Drew is cast as Cagney, joining Michelle Hurd as Lacey in the upcoming reboot for CBS.

Cagney & Lacey is about a pair of female detectives who roam the streets of Los Angeles to keep the city safe. Empathetic and straightforward, she's the more experienced partner. Hurd's Lacey is athletic, polished, a former high school track and field champion.

Bridget Carpenter will write and executive produce the "Cagney & Lacey" pilot, with CBS Television Studios producing along with MGM Television.

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The original "Cagney and Lacy" (1981-88) featured Sharon Gless as Cagney after the first season and Tyne Daly as Lacy.

The series captured multiple Emmys ― including for best drama and for Daly and Gless in the best actress category.

In another tweet on Wednesday, March 14, Drew told fans she is "gonna go on silent for a few weeks" to "focus". The duo will exit at the end of the show's current 14th season.

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Another reboot is coming to TV, and this time it's the 80s iconic show Cagney & Lacey that will be brought back to life.

The report notes that Drew recently departed ABC's "Grey's Anatomy".

Drew, who plays April Kepner, will be written out of the show after the ongoing season along with Jessica Capshaw, who plays Arizona Robbins. She is repped by APA and TMT Entertainment Group.

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Sarah Drew From 'Grey's Anatomy' to 'Cagney & Lacey'