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Casting Couch: Nia Long Briefed on "Boston Legal" and Chris Gorham Suits Up on "Ugly Betty"

Looks like Ugly Betty might just be getting a long-term love interest. For now, anyway.

ABC has announced that Christopher Gorham (Popular, Jake 2.0) has joined the cast of dramedy Ugly Betty in a recurring role, after appearing as a guest star on two episodes of the hit freshman series. Gorham will play nerdy accountant Henry, who has a thing for our Guadalajara poncho-wearing protagonist.

Should the character gel with the storyline (and, one suspects, the audience), there is a possibility that Gorham could join the cast full-time as a regular next season.

Meanwhile, ABC has also announced another cast addition, as Nia Long (Big Momma's House) is set to appear in three episodes of legal drama Boston Legal as Vanessa Walker, an ambitious new associate at Crane Pool & Schmidt, who arrives in Boston looking for some help from Alan Shore (James Spader.)

While Long is only contracted for three episodes, like Gorham, there is the possibility she could be upped to a series regular next season.

Comments

I love Christopher Gorham! I have only seen the "Ugly Betty" pilot which was cute but not groundbreaking. But it does have an excellent cast. I might just have to tune in and check out another episode.
Anonymous said…
I adore Christopher Gorham in everything he does, so I am really glad about this. Yay!

Danielle, you can watch all of the episodes on abc.com. That's what I do, so I can still watch Smallville and The Office.
Anonymous said…
I really liked CG on the 2 eps he's been on so far. I am very glad he's coming back.
Irene said…
I adore Chris Gorham. Hoping he has a show that doesn't yet again get cancelled!

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