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Agents of SHIELD Parminder Nagra

Have the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. met their match in Parminder Nagra?

The Blacklist and ER actress will recur in Season 4 of the ABC drama as a powerful political figure who is outspoken about her distrust of Inhumans and the threat they pose to society, Marvel.com reports.

Seeing as how Coulson & Co. continue to advocate for their Inhuman friends, Nagra’s character will face off with the team.

Nagra joins previous cast additions Jason O’Mara (Life on Mars) as the new Director of S.H.I.E.L.D., Gabriel Luna (Wicked City) as Robbie Reyes aka Ghost Rider and Lilli Birdsell (The Walking Dead: Webisodes) as Lucy, a beautiful woman with a very violent streak.

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. returns Tuesday, Sept. 20 at 10/9c.

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

* Sean Maguire (Once Upon a Time) will guest-star on NBC’s time travel drama Timeless as James Bond author Ian Fleming, EW.com reports. The episode will showcase the future novelist during his time as an undercover British agent in Nazi Germany.

* Tiya Sircar (The Crazy Ones) will recur in a pivotal role on NBC’s fall comedy The Good Place, starring Kristen Bell and Ted Danson, our sister site Deadline reports.

* CBS has given a big pilot production commitment to an untitled comedy from How I Met Your Mother creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas and comedian Chris Distefano, Deadline reports. The project is inspired by Distefano’s life as an Italian American from Brooklyn and a new dad who married a Puerto Rican woman.