TVLine has learned that David Conrad, who on the late-’00s CBS drama played husband to Jennifer Love Hewitt (now of The Client List), has joined the cast of the tentatively titled Lifetime pilot The Secret Lives of Wives.
Conrad here will fill the series regular role of Wil, an erudite English lit professor who was nursed through a serious illness 15 year prior by his wife Michelle (played by Grey’s Anatomy‘s Kim Raver). As the pilot picks up, the lovebirds are about to renew their wedding vows when Michelle learns that Wil has been leading a double life.
Previously announced casting for The Secret Lives of Wives — which is inspired by Iris Krasnow’s book of the same name — includes Salli Richardson (Eureka), Amber Clayton (Three Rivers), Lauren Bittner and Valerie Cruz (Off the Map) as Reed, Keaton, Jessie and Alyse (a woman with whom Wil may have had an affair. Double life indeed!).