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Exclusive: Royal Pains Sinks Its Teeth Into True Blood Vet Carrie Preston

Carrie Preston Royal PainsCarrie Preston is turning a new page in her career: The True Blood actress is set to play a celebrated author on Royal Pains, TVLine has learned exclusively.

Preston — who last week was robbed of an Emmy nomination for her career-high work on The Good Wife — has signed on to guest star during the USA Network hit’s current fourth season as Jackie Van Ark, a successful romance novelist who brings her college-bound daughter to HankMed to treat her for mysterious symptoms.

The twist? While easygoing Jackie couldn’t seem more different from her high-strung spawn, it turns out they have more in common than they thought.

Preston recently wrapped production on Season 5 of True Blood. Her Royal Pains episode is slated to air on Sept. 5.