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Adam Rodriguez's character on CSI: Miami disappeared in the Florida Everglades, but apparently the actor found his way to New York: Rodriguez will join the cast of Ugly Betty this season, has learned exclusively.

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Rodriguez will play Bobby, an old flame of Betty's sister Hilda. "He's an old high school boyfriend, and  [he comes] back into their lives," said Rodriguez, who was in New York promoting his role in Tyler Perry's I Can Do Bad All By Myself.  "A little romance buds, and there's some drama to go along with it."

Rodriguez was coy about who — Hilda or Betty — is involved in the romance. "Maybe a little bit of both," he said with a laugh. "We'll see how it turns out, but it's going to be a lot of fun and it's really funny."

Rodriguez will definitely appear in five episodes, but his stay on Betty is likely to be extended, according to a source.

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Rodriguez's role as Eric Delko on Miami will be wrapped up in the show's upcoming eighth season.

Ugly Betty premieres on Friday, Oct. 9 at 8/7c on ABC. Catch encore airings Thursdays at 7/6c on TV Guide Network, beginning October 15th.