Gerald McRaney by Lester Cohen/WireImage.com and Angie Harmon by Andrew Southam/ABC Gerald McRaney by Lester Cohen/WireImage.com and Angie Harmon by Andrew Southam/ABC

Fallen Jericho patriarch Gerald McRaney has been cast as the estranged pop of Angie Harmon's Lindsay on Women's Murder Club, sources confirm to me exclusively. Dad is described as a dirty ex-cop who has few friends on the force - and that includes his daughter. The two have been estranged for seven years, and his mere presence gives her the creeps. She even refuses to call him "Dad," which is never a good thing (unless you're a Simpson).

McRaney's onboard for one of this season's three post-strike episodes, although he could reappear next season - if there is a next season.

Fleshing out Lindsay's personal life appears to be a top priority for new Club boss Robert Nathan. In addition to a dad, Harmon's bloodhound will be getting a new love interest in the form of The 4400's Joel Gretsch ( Ausiello Report 3/17).