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Cougar Town star Brian Van Holt has joined the cast of Syfy's limited series Ascension, Entertainment Weekly reports.

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Holt will play the ship's strong-willed captain, William Denninger, who ascended to that position after saving the ship during a fire. Though Denninger is confident, his marriage to Viondra Denniger (Tricia Helfer) is tumultuous at best.

Written and created by Philip Levens (Smallville), the project is slated to launch in November. Holt is best known for his role as Bobby Cobb on Cougar Town, which was recently renewed for a sixth and final season. He also appeared on CSI and The Bridge.

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