Katharine McPhee Lands Lead Role in NBC Pilot

Katharine McPhee

The 'American Idol' runner up is tapped to play a down-to-earth girl who is in contrast with two Midwesterner guys.

From "Ugly Betty" to "The House Bunny" to "CSI: NY", Katharine McPhee continues scoring acting gigs after she graduated from "American Idol" season 5. She auditioned for a part on NBC's new pilot "The Pink House" and landed a lead role.

The story revolves around two guys, named John "Fitz" Fitzgerald and Rob "Bernie" Burnett who live in a beach house down in Los Angeles. The Midwesterners moved to the city "determined to find jobs they actually love and make the most of their twenties," THR reported.

McPhee's role is a girl named Emily who lives in an apartment behind the guys' house. A down-to-earth Midwest girl, Emily "finds her healthy figure at odds with the California beach-bunny standard."

Neither premiere schedule nor male lead cast have been announced.

© AceShowbiz.com

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