Jaime Pressly has accepted a co-starring role in NBC’s drama pilot Bad Girls.
The concept of the TV show is adapted from the long-running UK series The Project, from John Wells Productions. Bad Girls will follow the lives of a group of different women in a federal prison.
In the pilot, Pressly will play prison warden Melinda, a sexy woman who gets sexual gratification from inflicting pain on her inmates who are terrified by her.
Jaime Elizabeth Pressly is an American actress and model. She is best known for playing Joy Turner on the NBC sitcom My Name Is Earl, for which she was nominated for two Emmy Awards (winning one) as well as a Golden Globe Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award. She has also appeared in films such as Joe Dirt, DOA: Dead or Alive and I Love You, Man (Wiki).
Pressly recently signed on to Fox’s pilot I Hate My Teenage Daughter, but the comedy has since been cancelled after FOX pulled it from their schedule earlier this week.
This is the actress’ first return to NBC, where she starred on the comedy My Name Is Earl.