A 'Nurse' aide, a rocket woman


Dominic Fumusa has landed a co-starring role on Showtime's upcoming comedy series "Nurse Jackie."

Meanwhile, Laura Harris has been tapped as the female lead opposite Ron Livingston in the drama series "Defying Gravity," from Fox TV Studios, Canada's CTV, Germany's ProSieben and the BBC.

"Jackie," from Showtime and Lionsgate TV, stars Edie Falco as a strong-willed, iconoclastic New York nurse juggling the frenzied grind of an urban hospital and an equally challenging personal life. Fumusa will play her husband.

Fumusa is repped by Gersh and Robert Stein Management.

The FtvS/Omni Film-produced "Gravity" is set in the near future and revolves around eight astronauts from five countries who take on a mysterious six-year mission through the solar system.

Harris will play Chloe, a geologist assigned to the mission alongside former flame Maddux (Livingston). Also cast in the series is Israeli-born Eyal Podell, who will play Evram Mintz, a medical specialist and war-tested surgeon with a degree in psychiatry and a penchant for alcohol.

Harris is repped by Endeavor and manager John Carrabino.

Podell, who also will appear in upcoming arcs on Fox's "24" as a government operative and on the CW's "The Game" as a potential love interest to Kelly (Brittany Daniel), is repped by Paul Kohner Agency, Mark Schumacher Management and attorney Jamie Feldman. (partialdiff)