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Sarah Jessica Parker returns to TV

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It's finally time to put the Sex and the City boxsets away as it has been announced that Sarah Jessica Parker is returning to the small screen in a new series.

She will star as one of two leads in a show called Busted, based on the book of the same name by reporters Wendy Ruderman and Barbara Laker, who uncovered a police corruption scandal in Philadelphia.

It's a role that's a far cry from another Carrie Bradshaw, then.

The show will be co-produced by the company who make hit crime drama True Detective and adapted by the writer of the screenplay for Marley and Me, Don Roos. So she'll be in safe hands.

Better still, the director of the pilot will be David Frankel, who also directed The Devil Wears Prada. Fingers crossed for a fabulous wardrobe for SJP's character.

The second female lead has not been announced yet, but we know for certain that SJP is great at building on screen relationships.

SJP, 49, has been away from our TV screens for ten years - bar a guest appearance in Glee, and of course, those box sets - so this will be a welcome return, but we're going to have to get used to her in a new guise.

After a series of fairly unsuccessful films including I Don't Know How She Does It and Failure to Launch where she played Carrie-esque characters, it might be a welcome relief to see her get her teeth into a more gritty role.

After all, that trademark scream just won't cut it on a crime scene.

It hasn't been announced when the show will air, but even if it's a long way off, we're excited. Welcome back SJP.

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