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Eliza Dushku could be returning to television — in a role some might find surprising for the actress who made a name for herself on sci-fi dramas.

Dushku Mar. 23, via her Facebook page, that she’s been cast in a comedy pilot for CBS.

“It is with insanest excitement & awesomeness I get to finally fill you guys in,” she writes. “I’ve JUST landed a new CBS comedy pilot w/ my comic idol Mr. Damon Wayans! Stay tuned, there is a serious happy dance occurring at the moment 😉 xx!”

The Wayans project in question, according to Deadline, is a multi-camera sitcom set in a sports radio station. It’s inspired by ESPN personality Colin Cowherd, and “Grounded For Life” creators Bill Martin and Mike Schiff are behind the project.

Dushku appeared in a 2010 episode of CBS sitcom “Big Bang Theory,” but most fans are more familiar with her work on “Tru Calling,” “Dollhouse” and, of course, “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.” (Fellow “Buffy” star Sarah Michelle Gellar is currently working on her own CBS pilot, “Ringer.”)

This isn’t the first time we’ve heard Dushku’s name during pilot season. She was briefly attached to TNT’s “Bird Dog,” before dropping out. And it’s a good thing. TNT just passed on the project.

Posted by:Mikey O'Connell