Danny Glover by John Sciulli/WireImage.com Danny Glover by John Sciulli/WireImage.com

Big casting news out of Brothers & Sisters.

Danny Glover has been tapped to play Sally Field's new love interest in 8 to 10 episodes this season, sources confirm to me exclusively. His character is Senator McCallister's presidential-campaign manager, and is described as extremely smart and charming but also as a political shark.

Unless I'm mistaken, this reps Glover's most significant prime-time series gig to date. He previously did four-episode arcs on Hill Street Blues and ER.

The B&S stint marks a reunion of sorts for Glover and Field. The duo shared the screen in 1984's Places in the Heart, for which Field won an Oscar.

A rather spectacular piece of casting, IMHO. You guys agree?