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Hill Harper to "Covert Affairs"

By Rich Heldenfels Published: February 22, 2013

The "CSI: NY" co-star appears to be lining up projects once the CBS police drama is canceled. To be sure, if the series have non-overlapping production schedules, he could in theory do both. But the CBS show looks to be done.  "CSI: NY" has its season finale tonight, pretty early for a show, and has been on the bubble for some time; last year, CBS was looking at dropping either it or "CSI: Miami" (but opted for "Miami").

Not only that, what was once an adequate show has become bad, as I observed when it did its crossover with the "CSI" mothership. In fact, looking at "NY" would make reasonable people wonder why anyone thinks Gary Sinise is a good actor. Anyway, here's the official word on Harper's new deal ...

Hill Harper (“CSI: NY”) has signed on to star as a series regular in season four of USA’s critically-acclaimed drama series COVERT AFFAIRS opposite Golden Globe®-nominated Piper Perabo (“Looper”),  Christopher Gorham (“Ugly Betty”), Kari Matchett (“Invasion”) and Peter Gallagher (“The O.C.”). The series, produced by Universal Cable Productions, films in Toronto and will span 16 episodes for season four.


Harper will play an ambitious CIA station chief based in Latin America. Intelligent, charismatic and a bit cocky, he ascended to a very high position at a relatively young age and is plotting his way into a bigger position back in Washington. In his journey for greater power, he will attempt to make Annie and Auggie his allies, but his questionable actions will cause our leads to doubt his intentions. 


Season four of COVERT AFFAIRS picks up after CIA operative Annie (Perabo) and her longtime best friend and blind CIA tech-op Auggie (Gorham) finally acknowledge their romantic feelings for one another.  Things get complicated at the agency, as Annie aligns with Henry Wilcox (guest star Gregory Itzin) in a dangerous, covert mission that has potentially scandalous consequences for the CIA.

Harper is an award-winning actor, bestselling author and philanthropist. A star of the long running TV drama CSI: NY and the author of four New York Times bestsellers, he has earned seven NAACP Image Awards for his writing and acting. Harper is also the founder of the Manifest Your Destiny Foundation, dedicated to empowering under-served youth through mentorship, scholarship and grant programs.


From Universal Cable Productions, COVERT AFFAIRS is executive produced by Doug Liman (SUITS, the "Bourne" trilogy, "Mr. and Mrs. Smith") and David Bartis (SUITS, "The O.C.") through Hypnotic and is written and executive produced by show creators Matt Corman and Chris Ord.


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