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'Desperate Housewives' Star Eva Longoria Sells Legal Drama to the CW

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"Vega v. Vega," which follows a young lawyer who is forced into business with her mother, was granted a script order from the female-skewing network.

The CW is getting dramatic with Desperate Housewives' Eva Longoria.

The younger-skewing network is developing Vega v. Vega, a one-hour legal drama with Longoria situated on the other side of the camera. The project, from Warner Bros. Television, centers on a brilliant, young, successful lawyer who suddenly finds herself forced to go into a practice with her mother, a pioneering female attorney with whom she has a love/hate relationship.

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Vega will be written and executive produced by Yahlin Chang (Pan Am, Dirty Sexy Money). Longoria and Housewives' George W. Perkins and Sunta Izzicupo are on board as executive producers, with Elizabeth Bradley attached as a co-executive producer.

Longoria is repped by CAA, Brillstein Entertainment, Bloom Hergott.

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