Hannibal may be long gone, but Aaron Abrams is staying put at NBC.
Abrams — whose credits also include The L.A. Complex and Rookie Blue — will make his debut in mid-March as a driven assistant U.S. attorney who develops a relationship with Audrey Esparza’s Agent Zapata.
Blindspot returns Monday, Feb. 29, at 10/9c.
Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well…
* NBC’s in-the-works Xena: Warrior Princess reboot has tapped Javier Grillo-Marxuach (Lost) to pen the script.
* Thanks to a successful Kickstarter campaign and other fundraising efforts (which totaled $6.3 million), Mystery Science Theater 3000 will be back with 14 new episodes, though a network and airdate have not been announced.
* Michael Trucco (Battlestar Galactica) has been cast on Grandfathered as Craig, a sexy hipster musician and old flame of Sara’s who comes back into her life, Deadline reports.
* Speaking of Grandfathered: Bob Saget’s guest appearance on the Fox comedy will air Jan. 12, according to TVInsider.