Exclusive: Ernie Hudson Is a Hart of Dixie Dad!

When you need to cast Cress Williams‘ dad, who ya gonna call? Ernie Hudson!

The former Ghostbuster has nabbed a guest spot on The CW’s freshman charmer Hart of Dixie as the father of Williams’ Lavon Hayes, TVLine has learned exclusively. 

Hudson’s character, also named Ernie, will pay a visit to Bluebell in an episode slated to air early next year. Unfortunately, pops comes bearing bad news for the Mayor.

A seasoned TV and film vet, Hudson’s more recent credits include Desperate Housewives and The Secret Life of the American Teenager.