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Chicago P.D.‘s Det. Antonio Dawson is about to protect and serve a soap star.

As the World Turns Emmy winner Michael Park has landed a three-episode arc on the NBC drama as Asher Roslyn, a slick, confident diamond dealer who hires the detective for after-hours private security, TVLine has learned exclusively.

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Dawson’s judgment and instincts will be challenged as he balances the new assignment with his official police department responsibilities.

Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well…

* The Mentalist has tapped Derek Phillips (Friday Night Lights) and Rob Belushi (How I Met Your Mother) to play Lisbon’s brothers Jimmy and Stan, per EW.com. (Get details from Matt’s Inside Line.)

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* Nashville‘s Rayna is about to get the third degree from Anthony Ruivivar (Beauty and the Beast, Revolution), who’ll guest-star as a hard-hitting Rolling Stone reporter unafraid to ask tough questions, E! Online reports.

* Jane Seymour (Franklin & Bash) will guest-star on ABC’s Forever as the twice ex-wife of Judd Hirsch’s Abe, EW.com reports.

* ABC will re-air Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion on Sunday, Oct. 26, at 7/6c, with a new scene featuring a cameo by Darth Vader (voiced by James Earl Jones).

* Chasing Life‘s Aisha Dee will appear on ABC Family’s Baby Daddy as Tucker’s (Tahj Mowry) ex-wife Olivia, who can play innocent, but is definitely ruthless when she wants to be, per The Hollywood Reporter.

* Jay Leno is close to landing a new CNBC show, which will focus on his love of cars and will air in primetime, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

* Showtime is developing a present-day drama series based on the 1967 film In the Heat of the Night, written and directed by Tate Taylor (The Help), our sister site Deadline reports.

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10 Comments
  1. Marco says:

    Another TV series based on ‘In The Heat Of The Night’? Didn’t NBC already do that?

  2. sarah j says:

    Anthony Ruivivar is also guest starring on H5-0.

  3. Tran says:

    Michael Park was great as Jack Snyder on ATWT. Don’t know if he’s planning for another soap opera gig or perhaps on prime time TV.

  4. Kubrick says:

    Nice to see Antonio getting more to do on Chicago PD besides the whole ‘family problems’

  5. Lululime says:

    Nice to see Jack joining his fellow Oakdale friend Will on Chicago PD. Is Holden far behind?

  6. kd83954 says:

    If Michael and Jesse don’t share at least ONE scene together, I will be sooooooo bummed.

  7. N says:

    Can’t wait to see Jane Seymour on Forever!