Exclusive: Body of Proof Recruits Desperate Housewives' Richard Burgi

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When it rains it pours, eh Kate?

Desperate HousewivesRichard Burgi is joining ABC’s Body of Proof as a district attorney with the hots for Jeri Ryan’s character, sources confirm to TVLine exclusively.

Burgi will play Dan Russell, a politically motivated public servant who fancies Ms. Murphy, on a recurring basis in the show’s upcoming third season.

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His addition means that Ryan’s Kate, who until very recently had little going on in the romance department, will now attract the attentions of two good-looking guys. TVLine reported Thursday that Crossing Jordan‘s Ivan Sergei will guest-star this season as an enigmatic Ukranian lust interest for the lovely chief medical examiner.

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In addition to Housewives, Burgi’s lengthy list of TV credits includes One Tree Hill, Castle, 24, Days of Our Lives and Seinfeld.

Body of Proof is set to return in early 2013.



Comments (11)

  • Was he Susan’s ex-husband Carl on Desperate Housewives? If so, I thought he was terrific on DH. Another reason for me to keep watching BOP.

    Comment by Terri – October 6, 2012 09:17 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Well I’ll be watching. Richard Burgi was great on Desperate Housewives. It was awful they killed him off cause he was great with Marcia Cross’ character. Glad he’s back on tv

    Comment by Ram510 – October 6, 2012 10:25 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Decker….

    Comment by Chris – October 6, 2012 10:36 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Pretty funny because Jeri Ryan guested on Burgi’s old UPN show, The Sentinel, as a rival Sentinel and love interest.

    Comment by Simon Banks – October 6, 2012 01:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • LOL! Perfect moniker you have for this post Simon.

      Comment by Tlyna – October 6, 2012 10:12 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • He is HOT.

    Comment by april-ann – October 7, 2012 01:18 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • THIS IS GREAT JERI GUEST STARRED ON UPN’S THE SENTINEL THAT STARRED RICHARD AS THE LEAD SO THEY KNOW EACH OTHER QUITE WELL SO THIS WILL BE LIKE OLD TIMES FOR THEM

    Comment by ADRIAN – October 7, 2012 07:15 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • All these life interests for Kate, but what about the lead, Megan?

    Also no mention of him and Dana Delany both being on Desperate Housewives?

    Comment by gaby – October 7, 2012 07:19 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I will watch Richard Burgi on anything! Love him!

    Comment by Duffy – October 8, 2012 02:00 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
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