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Eva Longoria to star in new Fox pilot 'Type-A'

The pilot will center on a group of consultants who handle "the dirty work most professionals can't handle."

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Annie Martin
Eva Longoria attends the Cannes International Film Festival screening of Café Society on May 11, 2016. The actress will star in the new Fox pilot Type-A. File Photo by David Silpa/UPI
Eva Longoria attends the Cannes International Film Festival screening of "Café Society" on May 11, 2016. The actress will star in the new Fox pilot "Type-A." File Photo by David Silpa/UPI | License Photo

March 16 (UPI) -- Eva Longoria has landed a starring role in the new Fox pilot Type-A.

The 42-year-old actress will play a "brutally honest" consultant in the workplace comedy, which is based on the Aaron James book [Expletive]: A Theory.

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The pilot will center on a group of consultants who handle "the dirty work most professionals can't handle: layoffs, downsizing, generally delivering horrible news," according to Deadline. Longoria's character, Axler, is "at war with her inner 'nice girl.'"

Type-A hails from Jason Winer and Lesley Wake Webster, an executive producer and writer on the CBS sitcom Life in Pieces. Winer will executive produce the new pilot with Webster, who will also write the script.

Longoria is known for playing Gabrielle Solis on Desperate Housewives and Ana Sofia Calderon on Telenovela, and will guest star on Empire in the spring. She celebrated her 42nd birthday with her family Wednesday.

"Nothing better than family on my birthday! #Disneyland," she captioned a photo on Instagram.

Nothing better than family on my birthday! #Disneyland

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