Actress CCH Pounder attends HBO's Post 2013 Golden Globe Awards Party held at Circa 55 Restaurant at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 13, 2013 in Beverly Hills

Actress CCH Pounder attends HBO’s Post 2013 Golden Globe Awards Party held at Circa 55 Restaurant at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 13, 2013 in Beverly Hills

*CCH Pounder has been tapped to co-star in CBS‘ legal drama pilot “The Advocates,” reports Deadline.

Written/executive produced by “The Mentalist” creator Bruno Heller and directed/exec produced by David Nutter, “Advocates” centers on female lawyer Shannon Carter and male ex-con Henry Bird who team up as “victim advocates,” going to the very edge of the law to right wrongs and fight for the underdog.

Pounder will play the dedicated head of the Victims Advocate office where Shannon works.

Pounder, an alum of the FX series “The Shield,” recently had a role on Syfy’s
“Warehouse 13.”