Hill Harper Leaves ‘CSI: NY,’ Joins Cast of ‘Covert Affairs’

by | February 22, 2013 at 12:56 PM | Covert Affairs, CSI: NY

Hill Harper of "CSI: NY" (Photo: CBS)

CSI: NY” star Hill Harper is leaving the CBS show to join USA’s “Covert Affairs,” reports Deadline.

Harper has signed on as a series regular for the upcoming fourth season of “Covert Affairs,” where he’ll co-star alongside Piper Perabo, Christopher Gorham, Kari Matchett and Peter Gallagher. The 16-episode season is currently filming in Toronto.

In his new “Affairs,” Harper will play “an ambitious CIA station chief based in Latin America who is plotting his way into a bigger position back in Washington and seeks Annie and Auggie’s help, but his questionable actions will cause them to doubt his intentions,” according to Deadline.

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Harper has played Dr. Sheldon Hawkes on the “CSI” spin-off since it launched in 2004.

If the current industry speculation is true, however, everyone will be leaving “CSI: NY.” The spinoff series has not been picked up yet for a tenth season and is considered to be on the bubble and in danger of cancellation.

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Hill’s exit comes just as “CSI: NY” airs its ninth — and possibly final — season finale tonight.

“CSI: NY” airs at 9/8c on CBS.

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