January 24, 2013 12:00pm PT by Philiana Ng
'Beauty and the Beast' Promotes Sendhil Ramamurthy to Series Regular (Exclusive)
Beauty and the Beast is promoting one of its own.
Sendhil Ramamurthy, who first appears as Assistant District Attorney Gabe Lowen on The CW drama in episode 15 airing Feb. 28, has been promoted from recurring status to a full-fledged series regular, The Hollywood Reporter has learned exclusively.
"We're incredibly excited to have Sendhil join the show. He brings so many layers to every role he plays, and his addition to Beauty and the Beast will send shockwaves through our characters' lives," said executive producer Kelly Souders. "Fans better get ready."
Gabe, described as "charismatic" and "ambitious," comes from the upper echelon of New York society. Strong on justice, Gabe spearheads the search for the vigilante and finds his focus drawn to the elusive NYPD detective Catherine Chandler (Kristin Kreuk).
Ramamurthy, best known for playing Mohinder on Heroes, joins the Beauty and the Beast family after more than two seasons as a regular on Covert Affairs and a guest stint last year on The Office.
This comes after THR broke the news that Major Crimes actress (and One Life to Live vet) Kearann Giovanni was joining in a potentially recurring role.
Beauty and the Beast, which was given a full-season order in November, returns at 9 p.m. Thursday on The CW.