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OCT
16
2 YEARS

'Buffy's' Tom Lenk Joins Lifetime's 'Witches of East End' (Exclusive)

He'll play the gay best friend to Rachel Boston's Ingrid on the cabler's supernatural family drama.

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Tom Lenk

Buffy alum Tom Lenk is feeling witchy.

The actor, who currently appears in Ben Affleck's Argo, has booked a recurring role on Lifetime's Witches of East End pilot, The Hollywood Reporter has learned exclusively.

Witches revolves around Joanna Beauchamp (Mad Men's Julia Ormond) and her two adult daughters Freya (American Horror Story's Jenna Dewan-Tatum) and Ingrid (In Plain Sight's Rachel Boston), both of whom have no idea that they're the family's next generation of witches.

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They lead uneventful lives in a quiet secluded Long Island town of North Hampton but when Freya becomes engaged to a newcomer Dash Gardner (Black Swan's Patrick Heusinger) a series of events prompt Joanna to admit that her daughters are both powerful and immortal witches.

Lenk will play Hudson Rafferty, Ingrid's fellow librarian and gay best friend who helps her cast a fertility spell on one of their pals.

Maggie Friedman (Dawson's Creek) penned the pilot and will exec produce the pilot, which hails from Fox 21. 3 Arts Entertainment's Erwin Stoff (The Matrix) will also executive produce.  He joins a cast that also includes Madchen Amick, Glenne Headly and Daniel Ditomasso.

In addition to recurring on Joss Whedon's Buffy, Lenk's credits also include Whedon's Cabin in the Woods and Much Ado About Nothing. He's repped by Pakula/King and Vanguard Management.

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