Sarah Drew and Michelle Hurd Cast in Cagney & Lacey Reboot

Sarah Drew Grey's Anatomy

Sarah Drew Grey's Anatomy

Tyne Daly and Sharon Gless originally played Lacey and Cagney, respectively, on the original series.

Drew will headline the pilot of CBS' reboot of Cagney and Lacey, according to The Hollywood Reporter, meaning the actress - who has been on Grey's Anatomy for the past nine seasons as April - was unemployed for a whole three days.

Drew will play LAP Detective Cagney, Lacey's nimble and easygoing partner and protege. Hurd's Lacey is described as athletic and polished, and a former high school track and field champion. Like most non-original cast members, she started on the show as recurring - in Season 6 - before being promoted to a series regular the following season.

What do you think of Sarah Drew and Michelle Hurd as the leads in the upcoming Cagney & Lacey reboot?

CBS TV Studios is co-producing with MGM Television. Carpenter and Rodriguez will also executive produce.

Drew and co-star Jessica Capshaw were let go from Grey's Anatomy as the long-running ABC drama prepares for its 15th season, coming next fall. Given Cagney & Lacey's ability to fit into two things CBS desperately adores right now - police procedurals, female-forward dramas - I'd put money on it being on the fall schedule. She is repped by LINK Entertainment, Innovative Artists and attorney Alex Kohner. Evil Dead, is with APA and TMT Entertainment Group.