Christopher Gorham has found his next TV role, and we’re pretty sure it doesn’t involve him secretly being a killer who wants to marry his half-sister.
Gorham, who played the above-mentioned clandestine murderer on CBS’ “Harper’s Island” this summer, has landed a starring role in USA’s pilot “Covert Affairs.” His casting opposite Piper Perabo lifts a contingency and allows the project to go forward, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
“Covert Affairs” will star Perabo as a CIA trainee who’s coming off a bad breakup — and whose ex is a person of interest to her superiors. Gorham will play a blind agent who helps Perabo’s character adjust to the job.
Before “Harper’s Island,” Gorham appeared on “Ugly Betty,” “Jake 2.0” and “Popular,” among other shows.
Elsewhere on cable, Donal Logue, late of NBC’s “Life,” has landed one of the leads in the FX pilot “Terriers.”
The show is a private-eye show about a former cop (Logue) who teams up with his best friend to open a private detective agency. Neither one is especially into the rougher aspects of the job, though, so they spend a fair amount of time trying to shirk responsibility.
Ted Griffin (“Ocean’s Eleven”) wrote the pilot script and is executive producing with “The Shield” creator Shawn Ryan. Per Ryan’s Twitter account, Logue spent the day reading with other actors and was “fantastic.”
Ryan’s current show, FOX’s “Lie to Me,” has signed Garret Dillahunt (“Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles,” “Deadwood”) for a guest role in the season’s second episode. Again per Ryan’s tweets, his character will be holding Cal Lightman (Tim Roth) hostage. Ryan isn’t saying why that happens just yet.
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