Stephen Lang Stephen Lang

Stephen Lang isn't wasting any time waiting on word from Fox if Terra Nova will be picked up for a second season. The actor has just signed on for a three-episode arc on USA's In Plain Sight, playing the troubled father of Mary Shannon (Mary McCormack) — a pivotal character repeatedly referenced over the past four seasons.  

Stephen's character, James Wiley Shannon, is a charming career criminal who abandoned Mary as a child more than 30 years ago. Wanted by the FBI, James has lived a life on the run. His surprising return leads Mary to confront tough choices that will cause her to re-evaluate her life. Stephen previously received acclaim for his 2009 role as Axel Kaspers on Law & Order: Criminal Intent and his co-starring role alongside Johnny Depp in Public Enemies

In Plain Sight's fifth and final season premieres March 16 at 10/9c.

Subscribe to TV Guide Magazine now!