The Examiner is reporting that another TV show will be producing its pilot in San Francisco early next year. And, according to the SF Film Commission, they’re looking to hire locally:

NBC/ Out of the Box Productions Pilot “Facing Kate” – all departments. Prep late December, shoot 3 days in January. Send resumes to:

The Hollywood Reporter (via BayNewser, says that “Facing Kate” is about “a divorced San Francisco woman who leaves her job as a lawyer to become a mediator following the death of her dad, who headed a law firm.”

The show’s slated to run on USA, we’re not sure when.

But what we all want to know is what famous people will be hanging out here during filming, right? So far, we have Michael Trucco, Virginia Williams, and Sarah Shahi.

Rain, should we know who these people are?

Photo: Sarah Shahi, who will be playing the “Kate” viewers are expected to “Face.”

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  • Jason Bentley

    Michael Trucco played Sam Anders on Battlestar Galactica. And he’s a local boy, I think.

  • Corey Denis

    as a descendant of the thrace family i have to say, sam is totally hot

  • periqueblend

    Sarah Shahi was on the L word I think and she’s hot. odd way to advertise a show about a lawyer btw.

  • Greg Dewar

    ooh ooh! I know I know! Pick me!

    Sarah Shahi is a) super fabulous gorgeous and b) was the co star of “life” with Damian Lewis and….Jennifer Siebel Newsom. Mrs. N was actually a co star. It was canceled abruptly by the bean counters at NBC for……wait for it…Trauma.

    And yes, Trucco is a local. He grew up in San Mateo, his dad was an SFPD cop, and he went to Serra High School and Santa Clara U. His brother in law teaches at Crystal Springs Uplands school on the Peninsula, where he appeared before a class dedicated to studying Battlestar Galactica.

    One thing to note – this pilot is being shot for USA Networks. TV programs on networks like USA generally do not have the budgets of their broadcast network counterparts, so it’s likely this will be another “Monk” – They’ll shoot a pilot with a lot of scenes and swoopy overhead camera shots, but if it gets picked up, it’ll be mostly shot in LA, where there are soundstages and lots of cheap easy places to film. No amount of tax credits can overcome that.

    It’s interesting that Ms. Shahi would be considered for the lead role on a USA network show, which prides itself on building shows around one main character that’s got some sort of quirk, and a sidekick (usually). Depending how they write it it could be interesting.

    Then again, I’d watch a tv show where Sarah reads the phone book, or, say blogs about Muni, and I’d be fine with that.

  • Rain Jokinen

    I just wish it was a show about a woman who quits being a lawyer to become a doctor who solves crimes.

  • Greg Dewar

    @Rain: your comment FTW