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Sherri Shepherd
is handling her business.

The vivacious co-host of the long-running ABC chat-fest 'The View' is adding another job to her resume: sitcom leading lady. This week, the Lifetime television network announced the pick up of the comedy pilot 'Sherri,' for a 12 episode run.

Loosely based on Shepherd's real-life experiences, the show centers on a woman who deals with her husband's infidelity by allowing her husband's girlfriend and their child to move in with them.

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    NEW YORK - MAY 08: TV personality Sherri Shepherd attends the Pajama Program Awards' luncheon at The Pierre Hotel on May 8, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)

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    NEW YORK - MAY 08: (L-R) Model Carmen Dell'Orefice, Joanna Carson, and TV personality Sherri Shepherd attend the Pajama Program Awards' luncheon at The Pierre Hotel on May 8, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)

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    NEW YORK - MAY 08: (L-R) TV personality Sherri Shepherd, athlete Derrick Mayes, and actress Susan Lucci attend the Pajama Program Awards' luncheon at The Pierre Hotel on May 8, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)

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    (L-R) Model Carmen Dell 'Orefice, ex-wife of Johnny Carson, Joanna Carson, and television personality Sherri Shepherd, attend the Pajama Program Awards' New York City luncheon at The Pierre Hotel on May 8, 2009 in New York City..Pajama Program Awards New York City Luncheon.The Pierre Hotel.New York, NY United States.May 8, 2009.Photo by Gary Gershoff/WireImage.com..To license this image (57389057), contact WireImage.com

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    Actress and event honoree, Susan Lucci (L), and television personality and award presenter, Sherri Shepherd attend the Pajama Program Awards' New York City luncheon at The Pierre Hotel on May 8, 2009 in New York City..Pajama Program Awards New York City Luncheon.The Pierre Hotel.New York, NY United States.May 8, 2009.Photo by Gary Gershoff/WireImage.com..To license this image (57388806), contact WireImage.com

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    NEW YORK - APRIL 28: Sherri Shepherd holds up the US title belt after M.V.P. defeated Dolph Ziggler during a match at WWE SmackDown at Madison Square Garden on April 28, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by George Napolitano/Getty Images)

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    NEW YORK - APRIL 28: Sherri Shepherd holds up the U.S. title belt as M.V.P. looks on at a WWE SmackDown at Madison Square Garden on April 28, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by George Napolitano/Getty Images)

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    NEW YORK - APRIL 28: Sherri Shepherd holds up the U.S. title belt as M.V.P. looks on after a WWE SmackDown at Madison Square Garden on April 28, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by George Napolitano/Getty Images)

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    NEW YORK - APRIL 28: Actress Sherri Shepherd smacks WWE wrestler dolph Ziggler during a match between Ziggler and M.V.P at WWE SmackDown at Madison Square Garden on April 28, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by George Napolitano/Getty Images)

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    NEW YORK - APRIL 28: Actress Sherri Shepherd cheers for M.V.P. during his match against Dolph Ziggler at WWE SmackDown at Madison Square Garden on April 28, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by George Napolitano/Getty Images)

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The cast also includes Tammy Townsend ('Lincoln Heights'), Kali Rocha ('Grey's Anatomy'), Elizabeth Regen ('The Black Donnellys') and Kate Reinders ('Ugly Betty').

"I'm so excited to be a part of the Lifetime family," Shepherd to The BV Newswire.

Shepherd will continue her duties on 'The View' while starring on the Lifetime series.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, 'Sherri' was one of three comedy pilots Lifetime was considering, along with 'Alligator Point,' starring Cybill Shepherd, and an untitled project starring Valerie Bertinelli. With Shepherd's order, the other two are not going forward.

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