Gary Basaraba will be putting on a cop's uniform once again for a guest spot on Blue Bloods, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.
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Basaraba, who starred as a police officer on both Steven Bochco
's Brooklyn South
and NBC's short-lived Boomtown
, will play Jimmy, a former partner of Tom Selleck
's Commissioner Frank Reagan. As we first reported
, Jimmy once saved Frank's life and vice versa.
When the two reconnect, Jimmy hopes to capitalize on the friendship and asks Commissioner Reagan for a promotion to commander. Things get heated, however, when Frank suspects Jimmy has cooked the books and skewed crime statistics in his division.
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Besides Brooklyn South
, Basaraba has appeared on Judging Amy
, Cold Case
. He also appeared in the 2006 live-action version of Charlotte's Web
and is set to lend his voice to the upcoming Smurfs
Basaraba, 51, has worked with Selleck before in the 2006 TV movie, Jesse Stone: Death in Paradise
. The role also reunites Basaraba with Blue Bloods
cast member Donnie Wahlberg
, who also starred on Boomtown
Basaraba's episode will air Friday, Dec. 3 at 10/9c on CBS.