Cchpounder_theshield_s6_240 CCH Pounder is best known for her dramatic work, but she’ll try her hand at comedy in a pilot at FOX.

Pounder has joined the cast of “Brothers,” a show about the relationship between a retired NFL player (Michael Strahan, an actual retired NFL player) and his wheelchair-bound brother (Darryl “Chill” Mitchell). Pounder will play their mother, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

In other pilot castings, Elizabeth Regen has joined Lifetime’s Sherri Shepherd pilot, and Elizabeth Ho has come aboard NBC’s comedy “100 Questions for Charlotte Payne.”

Pounder is coming off a seven-season run on “The Shield,” where she earned an Emmy nomination for best supporting actress in a drama in 2005. She also has two other Emmy nods, for her role on “ER” in 1997 and for guesting on “The X-Files” in 1995. She’s only done a limited amount of comedy work, though, most recently a guest appearance on “Girlfriends” a few seasons ago.

She co-stars in Sci Fi’s “Warehouse 13” this summer and has a role in James Cameron’s movie “Avatar.” Pounder also guests on HBO’s “No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency” later this month.

Lifetime’s Shepherd pilot stars “The View” co-host as a woman dealing with her unfaithful husband. Regen (“Whoopi,” “The Black Donnellys”) will play a co-worker. In the NBC comedy “100 Questions,” Ho will play the title character’s (Sophie Winkleman) friend and business partner.

Posted by:Rick Porter