NBC’s Trial & Error set a tough act for itself to follow in the aftermath of its first season, which featured an ever-excellent John Lithgow as suspected murderer Larry Henderson. Now, the show has found the next big name who’ll try to make being suspected of killing a loved one funny, in the form of big personality delivery vehicle (and Broadway alum) Kristin Chenoweth.
According to Variety, Chenoweth has just signed on to play Lavinia Peck-Foster, the new suspect for Nicholas D’Agosto’s Josh Segal to attempt to comically defend. In case the name didn’t give it away, Chenoweth’s character is being described as a full-on eccentric heiress type, complete with big hats, tiny dogs, and a dead husband stuffed in the trunk of her car.
NBC has yet to issue a release date for the second season of Trial & Error, which it renewed last May. Chenoweth currently has a recurring role on Starz’s American Gods (probably), and recently appeared on NBC’s live version of Hairspray.