Exclusive: CSI: NY Casts Justified Alum Neal McDonough as the 'Ultimate Politician'

Neal McDonough CSI: NYPerpetual TV baddie Neal McDonough‘s latest role finds him on the right side of the law for once.

TVLine has learned exclusively that the ill-fated Justified gangster has nabbed a guest spot in CSI: NY‘s upcoming ninth season.

He’ll play Senator Grant Hamilton, a character sources at the show refer to as the “ultimate politician.” While speaking at a crowded campaign rally, the senator will find himself in the middle of a shootout. Both he and CSI Lindsay (Anna Belknap) — who also attends the event — will be injured during the fray.

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McDonough — who is slated to appear in Episode 4 of the CBS procedural’s upcoming year — most recently shot Frank Darabont’s buzzy TNT drama pilot, L.A. Noir. The fast-paced period thriller centers on the 1940s/50s-era epic battle between determined Los Angeles Police Chief William Parker (McDonough) and boxer-turned-mobster Mickey Cohen.

CSI: NY, meanwhile, kicks off Season 9 on Friday, Sept. 28 in its new 8/7c time slot.