via press release:
ACADEMY AWARD-WINNER MIRA SORVINO TO JOIN USA’S ‘’ FOR A MULTI-EPISODE ARC
UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif - July 15, 2013 - Academy Award-winning actress Mira Sorvino is joining the cast of USA’s for a multi-episode arc.
Beginning with the seventh episode of the upcoming eighth season, Sorvino will play the Santa Barbara Police Department's newest head detective, Betsy Brannigan -- an incredibly sweet, adorably reserved and yet certified badass. Brannigan’s record for taking down ruthless criminals is rivaled only by her skills in sparkly craft making, and her seemingly bubbly demeanor can turn on a dime once she straps in the dual-wielded Colt .45s. She's a scrapbooking, cat loving, crime-fighting machine.
Sorvino won an Oscar for best supporting actress in the 1995 Woody Allen film “Mighty Aphrodite.” She also co-starred with Lisa Kudrow in “Romy and Michele's High School Reunion” and has appeared in numerous film and television roles.
is executive produced by Steve Franks, Kelly Kulchak and Chris Henze, from Universal Cable Productions in association with Tagline Pictures. Mel Damski serves as executive producer/director. Bill Callahan is executive producer. Saladin K. Patterson, Andy Berman and Todd Harthan are co-executive producers/writers. Kell Cahoon is consulting producer.