Alan Tudyk joins 'The Rockford Files'

alan-tudyk-320.jpgEx-"Firefly" star and Joss Whedon regular Alan Tudyk has signed on to NBC's remake of "The Rockford Files."

Tudyk, who had recurring roles on Whedon's FOX series "Dollhouse" and ABC's "V" earlier this season, will star opposite Dermot Mulroney in the pilot. He'll play Dennis Becker, an LAPD detective who gets along with private eye Rockford -- which makes him a rarity on the force, according to The Hollywood Reporter. "House" creator David Shore is behind the new show.

Joe Santos played Becker alongside James Garner's Rockford in the 1970s series.

Tudyk is the second "Dollhouse" alumnus to join an NBC pilot this season. Fran Kranz, who played Topher on the show, will be one of the stars of the network's comedy "Friends with Benefits."

In addition to "Firefly" (and its followup movie "Serenity"), "Dollhouse" and "V," Tudyk's credits include "Knocked Up," "3:10 to Yuma" and "I, Robot."

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