Henry Ian Cusick to Star in New Shonda Rhimes Pilot

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Lost star Henry Ian Cusick is returning to ABC with a lead role on new Shonda Rhimes pilot about professional fixer Olivia Price and her dysfunctional staff, TV Line reports.

Cusick will play the male lead on the show - a handsome, intense and brilliant litigator who works for Olivia. Price is based on the real-life PR guru and "fixer," Judy Smith.

Smith served as a White House press aide under President George H.W. Bush, then counseled Monica Lewinsky, Michael Vick and other embattled stars in a PR capacity.

Cusick on Lost

Kerry Washington has been cast as the lead in Shonda's new pilot, which, if picked up, would give her four ABC shows (Off the Map, Private Practice and Grey's Anatomy).

Cusick started off as a recurring character on Lost before being promoted to series regular as Scottish solder Desmond Hume. Are you excited to see him back on TV?

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