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ABC Family's 'Recovery Road' Lands Laura San Giacomo (Exclusive)
Recovery Road is adding a sponsor to the rehab facility.
Laura San Giacomo, known for roles on NBC's Just Shoot Me and TNT's Saving Grace, has nabbed a guest-starring spot on the ABC Family drama's first season, The Hollywood Reporter has exclusively learned.
The actress will portray Gina, a rebellious artist. Gina is also an AA sponsor who has concerns about a recovering alcoholic whom she helped years ago.
San Giacomo has appeared on The Mentalist, Hot in Cleveland and Medium and in films such as Pretty Woman. She is repped by Paradigm and Rugolo Entertainment.
Recovery Road, based on the YA novel by Blake Nelson, centers on teenage Maddie (Jessica Sula, Skins), who is forced to enter rehab for her addiction issues after her guidance counselor (Alexis Carra, Mixology) threatens her with expulsion. The series looks at Maddie as she adjusts to life at the facility alongside other recovering addicts.
The pilot was written by Bert V. Royal (Easy A) and Karen DiConcetto (Ruby & The Rockits). Royal and DiConcetto are executive producing with Craig Piligian and Beth Miller from Pilgrim Studios and Danielle von Zerneck.
Recovery Road premieres on ABC Family in 2016.