CSI: NYstar Hill Harper has joined Covert Affairs as a series regular, TVGuide.com has learned.
Get more scoop on CSI: NY's fate
Harper, who has played Sheldon Hawkes since CSI: NY
2004, will play a cocky, young CIA station chief in Latin America on the USA spy drama. With his sights set on a promotion in Washington, he will attempt to befriend CIA operative Annie (Piper Perabo
) and Auggie (Christopher Gorham
), but they begin to question his intentions.News of Harper's casting comes the same day that CSI: NY
finishes its ninth season, with no word yet
on a renewal. Harper's CSI: NY
contract expires at the end of this season and he chose to move on, Deadline
reports. CSI: NY
could continue without him, as the rest of the cast is signed on for a possible Season 10, according to The Hollywood Reporter
.Do you think its time for CSI: NY
to throw in the towel? Or would you like to see it continue without Harper?