With all of the hullabaloo surrounding fall TV full season orders and cancellations, it’s hard to remember that midseason fodder is getting casting together for new TV. Luckily, NBC’s Do No Harm wants to continue reminding fans the show will be appearing sooner rather than later, and today the network has cast veteran actor F. Murray Abraham in a guest starring role.
F. Murray Abraham is a character actor, who I loved in Muppets from Space and who more recently has done guest stints on Blue Bloods, The Good Wife, and Louie. EW is reporting the man will join Do No Harm as a Russian gangster, which seems a little out of place on a medical drama, but without having seen an episode, it’s difficult to tell.
Besides, Do No Harm won’t exactly be your average medical drama. The show stars Steven Pasquale as a troubled individual who has spent his life dealing with a Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde sort of personality—with various levels of control. With such a wacky premise, I guess I shouldn’t be surprised if, somewhere along the way, the mafia gets involved. Abraham is expected to appear in the seventh episode of the show, which will also feature Freaks and Geeks’ Samm Levine and Body of Proof’s John Carroll Lynch.
If you can’t wait until midseason to catch the man in action, you can check out Abraham during Season 2 of Showtime’s Homeland, which airs on Sundays on the subscription cable channel.
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