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Everybody’s favorite Pan Am stewardess is heading back to TV.

Christina Ricci is near a deal for the starring role in NBC’s comedy pilot Girlfriend in a Coma. She’ll play Karen, who wakes up from a coma to find out she has a 17-year-old daughter from a pregnancy she was unaware of when her life was put on hold. The show is from Nurse Jackie co-creator Liz Brixius and based on Douglas Coupland’s novel.

Ricci was last seen as a series regular on ABC’s Pan Am. Since, the Speed Racer and Sleepy Hollow actress also »

- James Hibberd

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