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Exclusive: Can Hal Linden Help the Broke Girls?

Hal Linden 2 Broke GirlsTV’s erstwhile Barney Miller has copped a fun gig, as the guy who can make or break the 2 Broke Girls.

TVLine has learned exclusively that TV vet Hal Linden will guest-star on the newly renewed sitcom as Lester, the man whose name is on the lease for Max’s rent-controlled Brooklyn abode.

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Max and Caroline will need to track down and appeal for the help of Lester  in order to keep hold of the apartment they share.

In addition to his eight-season run as NYPD Captain Barney Miller, Linden’s TV credits include Blacke’s Magic, Jack’s Place and, more recently, Supernatural and The Mindy Project.

His Broke Girls episode is slated to air on April 21.