Katee Sackhoff's next TV role will be decidedly more earthbound than the one that's made her famous.
The "Battlestar Galactica" star has signed on to Dick Wolf's NBC pilot "Lost and Found." She'll play an LAPD detective who is banished to working John and Jane Doe cases after clashing with department brass.
Her involvement lifts a casting contingency on the pilot and gives it a formal green light, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Writer Chris Levinson, who's worked on two of Wolf's "Law & Order" series, initially pitched "Lost and Found" during the 2006-07 season. NBC passed then but took another look at the project over the summer. Levinson will executive produce with Wolf, Nina Rodrigue and Peter Jankowski.
In addition to "Galactica," where she plays Kara "Starbuck" Thrace, Sackhoff had a recurring part on NBC's short-lived "Bionic Woman" remake last year. She's also slated to appear on several episodes of "Nip/Tuck" in 2009.