Elisha Cuthbert

Elisha Cuthbert has joined the cast of The Forgotten in a recurring role.

ABC announced on Monday that the actress, who plays Kim Bauer on 24, will play Maxine Denver, a strong and successful Chicago professional who is forced to put her skepticism of "amateur detectives" aside when The Forgotten Network begins investigating a case close to home.

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The Forgotten, which stars Christian Slater, follows a team of dedicated amateurs who work on murder cases involving unidentified victims after the police have given up.

Cuthbert's first episode will air sometime in February.

What do you think of the addition?