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Fall TV Exclusive: CBS' Made in Jersey Casts 90210’s Megalyn Echikunwoke

The desks at Made in Jersey‘s Stark & Rowan law firm continue to fill.

Megalyn Echikunwoke, who played 90210 sorority president Holly, will be a series regular on the CBS legal drama, sources confirm to TVLine exclusively.

The actress is the second regular the show has cast in the past month; she follows Ringer actor Kristoffer Polaha, who will play Nolan, a spoiled-yet-charming third-year associate at the firm.

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Made in Jersey is the story of how working-class Jersey girl Martina Garretti (Human Target’s Janet Montgomery) shows her stuffy New York law-firm colleagues a thing or two. The drama also stars Kyle MacLachlan (Desperate Housewives) and Donna Murphy (Hack).

Echikunwoke’s character, Riley, is the daughter of an ambassador and a Silicon Valley pioneer — giving her a sophisticated, worldly flair that makes her an asset to any case involving international clients. The striking second-year associate at Stark & Rowan will be a natural foil for Martina, whose worldview (and travel experience) is rather limited in comparison.

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Echikunwoke’s other TV credits include 24, That ’70s Show, The 4400 and CSI: Miami. She most recently appeared as April on Showtime’s House of Lies.

Jersey will debut Friday, Sept. 28 at 9/8c, between CSI: NY and Blue Bloods.


Comments (6)

  • Didn’t really like her character on 90210, but I thought she was a good actress. Something I can’t say about everyone on that show…

    Comment by George – July 18, 2012 07:33 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • agreed i liked her on the 4400 as well.

      Comment by Mick – July 18, 2012 07:48 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I’ve never had a problem with her as an actress but I definitely didn’t like her on 90210. She seems to be fairly type-cast in the bad girl roles. She wasn’t exactly a villain on House of Lies but she wasn’t nice either.

      Comment by Captain – July 18, 2012 08:40 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • does this mean she won’t be back on HoL? :/

    Comment by kyle – July 18, 2012 08:41 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I think this show may surprise some people..ill definitely be checking it out.

    Comment by jared – July 19, 2012 10:07 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I liked her on The 4400. It will be good to see her again.

    Comment by Chloe – July 19, 2012 02:04 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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