Brooke Shields will star in the NBC one-hour pilot, Lipstick Jungle.

The show is based on Candace Bushnell's novel about three rich, power-hungry professional women in New York. The Hollywood Reporter notes Shields will play one of them, a movie studio president and a harried wife and mother of three.

In other TV pilot news, Norbert Leo Butz has signed on to star in Fox's comedy pilot, Playing Chicken. From Warner Bros. TV and Werner-Gold-Miller, the show revolves around Jake (Butz), a loudmouthed conservative, and his brother Tim, an intellectual lefty, who are forced to live together after an accident leaves Jake wheelchair-bound.

Also, Kevin Daniels and Christopher Thornton have landed the two leads in NBC's comedy, I'm With Stupid also from Reveille; it centers on a down-and-out guy (Daniels) who befriends a wheelchair-bound young man (Thornton) and winds up moving into his assisted living facility. Darryl "Chill" Mitchell also has been cast in I'm With Stupid as a cool and charismatic paraplegic.

More TV news, Eric Balfour has been cast as a lead role in CBS' drama, Protect and Serve. The show follows the lives of street cops in suburban Los Angeles; Balfour will play one of them, an intense and emotional police officer.

Another 24 star, Xander Berkeley has been cast in NBC's untitled Blake/Shore dramedy. The show is about an ensemble of police officers with a female cop (Famke Janssen) at the center; Berkeley will play her boss.

Also, Jack Davenport and Grant Show are set to star in the CBS drama, Swingtown. It revolves around married couples in 1970s suburbia who explore partner-swapping and open marriages; Davenport will play a successful businessman happily married to his high school sweetheart. Show (Fox's "Point Pleasant") will play a handsome airplane pilot who has an open marriage with his wife.

Finally, Leslie Odom Jr. has joined the 20th Century Fox TV comedic drama, Supreme Courtships; he will play one of the six Supreme Court clerks in the center of the show.Br