Actress Tracee Ellis Ross with Jameson prior to the 2012 Film Independent Spirit Awards at Santa Monica Pier on Feb. 25, 2012 in Santa Monica, California.

*“Girlfriends” veteran Tracee Ellis Ross has been cast as one of the leads in NBC’s drama pilot “Bad Girls.”

Adapted from the long-running UK series, the project, from John Wells Prods. and WBTV, follows the ins and outs of a group of unlikely women in a federal prison, reports Deadline.com.

Ross will play Rachel, a high-powered business woman who is now serving time for selling phony mortgages. She delayed having kids because of her career, and now she’s desperate to get pregnant — which isn’t easy in prison.

Ross most recently produced and starred in the BET comedy “Reed Between the Lines.”