Alicia Silverstone To Star In Lifetime Pilot HR

Alicia Silverstone starring in a Lifetime pilot? As if! Actually, it's happening. The Clueless star has dabbled in TV before, with a starring role in the one-season NBC series Miss Match about a decade ago and she's had other small screen appearances since. Tonight comes word that she's set to star in the Lifetime drama pilot HR, which lifts the cast contingency on the project.

Written by Glenn Porter, HR will star Silverstone as an uptight human resources director for a major company, whose outlook is altered drastically due to a head injury. It affects her work, and from the sound of it, inspires big changes at the global company where she works. Deadline says the pilot received a pickup from Lifetime last summer, contingent on casting the lead, which is now has. So things will move forward in the development stage with Alicia Silverstone as the lead.

Given how well things have gone for The Client List, which stars Jennifer Love Hewitt, it's not especially surprising that Lifetime would give the thumbs-up to another 90s star headlining one of their potential series. Beyond that, the HR role sounds like it has some quirky potential, which would be a nice fit for Silverstone, who's proven adept at playing up the humor. And the Clueless star has been popping up in random places lately, with multiple appearances on ABC's Suburgatory and a starring role opposite Krysten Ritter in Amy Heckerling's cute vampire flick Vamps. But a role like this, should things work out for HR, could put her back in a brighter spotlight. So we'll have to wait and see how things go for the project moving forward.

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