Two join ABC, NBC midseason series

Nicole Ari Parker, Benjamin Washington in recast parts

Nicole Ari Parker has joined ABC's midseason drama series "The Deep End," and Michael Benjamin Washington has been added to another midseason entry, NBC's comedy "100 Questions."

Both regular roles were recast.

On "Deep End," set at an L.A. law firm, Parker will play Susan, a sexy, smart, steely lioness of the firm's litigation department whose husband, Clifford Huddle (Billy Zane), is the firm's new managing partner.

She replaces Sherri Saum, who played the role in the pilot.

Parker, who recently appeared opposite Eddie Murphy in Paramount's "Imagine That," is repped by Gersh and Kritzer Levine Wilkins Griffin Entertainment.

"Questions" stars Sophie Winkleman as Charlotte, who, looking for love, joins an online-dating site.

Washington will play her dating counselor, a role played in the pilot by Amir Talai.

Washington has appeared in such Broadway productions as "Mamma Mia!" and "La Cage aux Folles."
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