TNT’s Major Crimes has added Leonard Roberts in a recurring role, as a total of three people jockey to succeed the late Russell Taylor as Assistant Chief of Special Operations.
As previously reported, Emmy winner Camryn Manheim, playing the Deputy Chief of Operations in the LAPD, will vie with MCD boss Sharon Raydor for Taylor’s plum job.
TVLine has now learned that Roberts — whose credits include People v. O.J. (as reporter Dennis Schatzman), The Client List and Heroes — will recur as Leo Mason, the intelligent and charismatic commander of the Criminal Intelligence Division, a third candidate for the job.
Manheim debuts in Season 5’s midseason premiere, airing in early 2017, while Roberts makes his first appearance shortly thereafter.