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Alexis Denisof to Co-Star in MTV's 'Finding Carter' (Exclusive)

The "Much Ado About Nothing" alum will play the father to Kathryn Prescott in the coming-of-age drama.

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Alexis Denisof

Alexis Denisof is headed to MTV.

The Much Ado About Nothing alum has been tapped to co-star in the cable network's drama pilot Finding Carter, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

Finding Carter is described as a family coming-of-age drama that centers on Carter, a teenager (Skins' Kathryn Prescott) who learns that her mother abducted her as a child. BonesEmily Silver and Terri Minsky penned the script.

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Prescott's Carter Stevens is described as a confident and mischievous girl who has no problem being the center of attention or the life of the party. She and her permissive single mother, Lori, have a close, sibling-like relationship. After getting into trouble with friends, Carter is taken to the police station where she learns a life-altering bombshell: that Lori is not her mother but instead the felon who abducted her when she was 3. From there, she begins to know more about her biological family, which includes a twin sister and younger brother.

Denisof will play David Wilson, Carter's father, who frequently is the family mediator and the most levelheaded in the house. As a novelist, he saw his only real success with his true crime novel Losing Lyndon about the disappearance of his daughter. Now that his daughter is back and insisting on being called Carter, he wonders if writing a follow-up book, Finding Carter, would fix what is broken in his family. Money problems and a tenuous marriage plague him, and this memoir could be the cure. 

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He joins a cast that includes Anna Jacoby-Heron, Zac Pullam and Nolan Sotillo. Denisof (Perception, The Avengers, How I Met Your Mother) is repped by APA and Evolution Management.

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