Hill Harper Joins ‘Covert Affairs’ As Series Regular

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In what is likely to be yet another nail in CSI: NY‘s coffin, Hill Harper has joined the cast of USA Network’s Covert Affairs as a series regular for its upcoming fourth season. While officially no decision has been made on the fate of CSI: NY, word is that the season 9 finale which aired on CBS last night will be the show’s final episode.

Covert Affairs follows Annie Walker, a recent CIA recruit who is assigned to work in the agency’s Domestic Protection Division under Joan Campbell, the wife of the Director of the National Clandestine Service. Annie is assisted in her duties by her colleague and love interest Auggie Anderson, a blind CIA analyst. Produced by Universal Cable Productions, the drama series stars Piper Perabo, Christopher Gorman, Karrie Matchett, Anne Dudek and Peter Gallagher.

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.