'Jericho's' Lennie James back at CBS

Lauren German also lands role in ABC pilot

Lennie James has joined CBS' U.S. Attorney drama, and Lauren German has landed the ABC drama "Happy Town."

"Jericho" alum James returns to CBS and CBS Par with the untitled legal drama about prosecutors in the U.S. Attorney's office in Manhattan. He will play a former assistant DA who works as a paralegal after getting disbarred.

In the mystery-in-a-small-town "Happy Town," German will play a suspicious recent transplant to the area.