Alfre Woodard joins 'Delta Blues'

TNT pilot is being exec produced by George Clooney

Alfre Woodard has been tapped to co-star in TNT's pilot "Delta Blues," executive produced by George Clooney.

"Blues," from Warner Horizon and Smokehouse, centers on Dwight Hendricks (Jason Lee), a Memphis police officer who lives with his mother (Celia Weston) and moonlights as a tribute artist.

Woodard, repped by ICM and D/F Management, will play the formidable new lieutenant who tries to exercise her power over Dwight. She is segueing to "Delta Blues" from CBS freshman medical drama "Three Rivers," which recently was pulled off the air.