September 28, 2011 10:12am PT by Philiana Ng
'FlashForward' Actress Joins USA Network's 'Common Law'
FlashForward actress Sonya Walger has joined the cast of USA Network's upcoming series, Common Law.
Common Law centers on two homicide detectives, Travis Marks (Michael Ealy) and Wes Mitchell (The Chicago Code's Warren Kole), who have issues with each other. In an effort to resolve their conflicts, their captain (Jack McGee) sends both to counseling.
Walger will be a series regular on the buddy cop show, The Hollywood Reporter confirms, playing Dr. Emma Ryan, an intelligent psychiatrist with a sharp sense of humor. Emma was a top graduate of her class, practicing in Beverly Hills before providing group therapy at a community center, where she meets Travis and Wes. Walger also appeared on ABC's Lost.
Production begins on Common Law next month in Louisiana and will premiere next year, as Entertainment Weekly first reported.
The series comes from CBS Television Studios and Junction Entertainment. Cormac and Marianne Wibberley (National Treasure) serve as executive producers with Jon Turteltaub (Jericho), who helmed the pilot, and Craig Sweeny (Medium). Dan Shotz and Karim Zreik (Harper's Island) serve as co-executive producers.
USA delivered an average of 3.51 million viewers in its third quarter, easily dominating against its cable competitors. This is also the first time any entertainment network surpassed the 3.5 million mark.