Ashley Judd picks between the Cats and her new show

Ashley Judd stars as an ex-CIA agent searching for her son in Europe in the new ABC drama "Missing." © ABC photo by Larry D. Horricks.

Well the NCAA presented the University of Kentucky men’s basketball team’s No. 1 fan, Ashley Judd, with a bit of a quandary Thursday night: Watch her new show, Missing, at 8 p.m. on ABC or her beloved Cats in their first game in the  NCAA Tournament.

Kentucky is supposed to tip off at 6:50 p.m. against the winner of Tuesday night’s game between Western Kentucky University and Mississippi Valley State. So, the choice is the Cats or watch Judd kick some butt as an ex-CIA agent on a desperate search for her son.

On the Canadian Broadcasting Company’s Q, heard locally at 2 p.m. weekdays on WEKU-88.9 FM, host Brent Bambury asked Judd which she would choose to watch.

“What a pickle,” Judd replied. “Are you kidding? I’m going to watch Kentucky Wildcats.”

Bambury pointed out that Judd has already seen the show.

Before the Cat quandary came up, Judd talked about the physical task of filming the action drama, which has her doing stunts such as jumping into the Seine River for a swim and running a lot.

Judd said her husband, Indy race car driver Dario Franchitti, teased her about the running, which she apparently does not do much.

“My husband, when he saw the show, said, ‘Look doll, evidence. You were filmed running. It has happened before,’” Judd recalled.

Click here to hear the interview.

Correction: The original version of this post misstated the time of the Missing premiere.

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