Whitney Pastorek
April 10, 2009 AT 06:23 AM EDT

Melora Hardin, the actress known for her role as Michael Scott’s batty ex-girlfriend on The Office, has signed on to the FX drama pilot Lights Out, according to The Hollywood Reporter. She will play the wife of aging boxer Patrick “Lights Out” Leary (already announced as Holt McCallany), who is struggling to support his family through worsening dementia. The pilot is helmed by former The Wire and The Shield director Clark Johnson.

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