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Castle's Jon Huertas Joins This Is Us

And the award for the first Castle cast member to nab a new TV gig since the ABC drama ended in May goes to… Jon Huertas, who will be part of NBC’s This Is Us when it debuts this fall.

The former Det. Javier Esposito will play Mike, co-worker and best friend of Milo Ventimiglia’s Jack, our sister site Deadline reports.

The upcoming drama follows a group of people — including Jack — who share the same birthday and whose paths “intertwine in curious ways” (per the official synopsis). The series also stars Mandy Moore (Red Band Society), Chrissy Metz (American Horror Story), Susan Kelechi Watson (The Blacklist), Sterling K. Brown (The People v. O.J. Simpson), Ron Cephas Jones (Mr. Robot) and Chris Sullivan (The Knick).

In addition to Castle, Huertas’ past TV jobs include roles on Without a Trace; Sabrina, the Teenage WitchThe Shield; Undressed and Moesha.

This Is Us premieres Tuesday, Sept. 20, at 10/9c, before moving to its regular 9 pm time slot starting Oct. 11.