Brandon T. Jackson, who's currently starring opposite Martin Lawrence in Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son, has been tapped as the male lead in CBS' P.I. pilot Hail Mary.
The series centers on Mary Beth Baker (played by Minnie Driver), a suburban single mom in Atlanta who, after her teen son gets killed, teams up with her son's best friend, KZ (Jackson), a fast-talking con artist from the streets, to solve her son's murder and other crimes.
Jackson has guest starred on Fox's Raising Hope but this is his first regular stint on television. [Black Voices]