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ABC casts gay couple; 'Lights,' 'Murder' also expand
Kevin Rahm ("Judging Amy") and Tuc Watkins ("One Life to Live") will each have recurring parts on the ABC series. They're the second new couple to join the show for its fourth season, following Dana Delany and Nathan Fillion.
Elsewhere at ABC, Kyle Secor and Ever Carradine will recur on the new drama "Women's Murder Club," according to The Hollywood Reporter. NBC, meanwhile, has tapped Benny Ciaramello for a role on "Friday Night Lights." Additionally, A.J. Buckley will become a regular on CBS' "CSI: NY" after recurring for the past two seasons.
Rumors had swirled in recent weeks that British icons David Beckham and Robbie Williams would play the "Desperate" gay couple, but they turned out to be little more than speculation. There are few details about Watkins and Rahm's characters, although given the show's usual operating procedure, it's likely they have something to hide.
Rahm co-starred on "Judging Amy" from 2001-04 and also made numerous appearances on NBC's "Jesse" several years back. He's guested on numerous other shows, including "CSI," "Grey's Anatomy" and "Friends." In addition to "One Life to Live," Watkins appeared on Showtime's "Beggars and Choosers" and in the film "The Good Shepherd."
In "Women's Murder Club," Secor ("Homicide," "Veronica Mars") will play a lawyer who has a romantic link to Laura Harris' prosecutor. Carradine ("Once and Again") will play the fiancee of Rob Estes' character, a police lieutenant who's still tangled up with his ex-wife (Angie Harmon). Both Carradine and Secor were regulars on ABC's "Commander in Chief" two seasons ago.
On "CSI: NY," Buckley has been a semi-regular presence since midway through the 2005-06 season. His character, lab technician Adam Ross, will now be a permanent fixture at the New York crime lab.
Finally, Ciaramello is set to play a love interest for Lyla Garrity (Minka Kelly) on "Friday Night Lights." His credits include the Kevin Costner-Ashton Kutcher movie "The Guardian" and Showtime's "Filthy Gorgeous."