"Entertainment Weekly" announced Wednesday that Paget Brewster, best known for her role of Emily Prentiss in "Criminal Minds" has been cast in ABC's new comedy pilot, "Spy." Based on the British series of the same name, the series focuses on ambition-less father Tim (played by Rob Corddry) inadvertently working for the secret service. Brewster will play Tim's ex-wife, Erica, a cold woman with a long history of seeing psychiatrists. Their nine-year-old son, Marcus, (played by Mason Cook) is an academic overachiever.
Paget got her start in show business in San Francisco during the 1990s, first on the public-access show "Strange America," where she would conduct interviews and do sketch comedy. After that, she hosted sixty-five episodes of "The Paget Show" on local station KPIX. An article from "The Chronicle" in 1995 indicates that the one-hour talk show was the only one in the Bay Area that had a studio audience at the time. Aimed at the adults ages 18-35, the 1:30 A.M. program focused on a wide variety of topics and often filled its 98-set studio with folks from all walks of life.
Brewster will also soon be seen on another ABC comedy, "Modern Family," playing Manny's biological father's girlfriend, Trish.