Nia Long is set to get a guest role on ABC's law drama series, Boston Legal.

Over three episodes of the show, Long will play Vanessa Walker, a disciplined, ambitious, micromanaging new associate from the New York office of Crane Poole & Schmidt who comes to Boston to solicit help from Alan Shore (James Spader), says The Hollywood Reporter.

In other TV news, after two guest appearances on ABC's Ugly Betty, Christopher Gorham has joined the cast of the freshman comedy as a recurring. He'll reprise his role of Henry, a nerdy accountant and new love interest for Betty Suarez (America Ferrera).

There is a possibility for Long and Gorham to continue on the respective series as regulars next season.