Cobie Smulders' P.I. Drama Based on Stumptown Graphic Novels Ordered to Series at ABC

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Cobie Smulders is returning to primetime TV!

The Friends from College and How I Met Your Mother star's pilot has been ordered to series at ABC. 

The actress will star on a currently untitled series based on the Stumptown graphic novels.

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The series follows Dex Parios (Cobie Smulders), a strong, assertive, and unapologetically sharp-witted Army veteran working as a P.I. in Portland, OR; with a complicated personal history and only herself to rely on, she solves other people's messes with a blind eye toward her own. 

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The rest of the cast is rounded out by Adrian Martinez as Tookie, Camryn Manheim as Lieutenant Cosgrove, Cole Sibus as Ansel Parios, Michael Ealy as Det. Miles Hoffman, and Tantoo Cardinal as Sue Lynn Blackbird.

Jason Richman created the series for television, and is also on board as an executive producer. 

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Smulders' most recent TV role was in Netflix's Friends from College. The comedy series was canceled after two seasons. The show was not a hit with critics. 

She is best known for her role on CBS comedy series How I Met Your Mother. The actress starred on that show for nine seasons, right up to the polarizing series finale. 

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While her TV stints have mostly been on the comedy front, she did appear on Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. in the role she played on the Marvel movies. 

This drama marks the first pilot pickup at ABC, with The Baker and the Beauty, Heart of Life, The Hypnotist's Love Story, NYPD Blue, New York Undercover, Triangle, Until the Wedding, and the Untitled Hank Steinberg/ 50 Cent drama still awaiting word. 

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ABC has yet to make decisions about much of its returning series, with many shows still on the bubble. Renewals could come down to the wire as the network tries to make sure it picks the right series for the 2019-20 season. 

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Paul Dailly is the Associate Editor for TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter.

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