The NYPD Blue alumnus Esai Morales has joined the resurrected CBS series Jericho as a recurring, appearing in six of the seven episodes of the show ordered for midseason, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

On Jericho, from CBS Paramount Network TV, Morales will play Col. Hoffman, a career military officer and Iraq War veteran who has not heard from his wife since the day of the attacks.

The post-apocalyptic drama Jericho, which chronicles the events following a series of nuclear explosions throughout the U.S., was canceled in May but picked up for a seven-episode second season in June after a massive campaign by the show's fans.

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