'Fringe' Favorite John Noble Joins 'Elementary' as Series Regular

He'll play Sherlock's father on the fourth season of the CBS drama.
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Fringe favorite John Noble has found his next full-time gig.

The beloved actor has booked a series regular role on CBS' Elementary, the network announced Wednesday.

Noble will play Sherlock Holmes' (Jonny Lee Miller) wealthy and estranged father on the fourth season of the procedural co-starring Lucy Liu. The character has been referenced in previous seasons as being instrumental in Sherlock's first stint in rehab three years ago and in pairing his son with Joan Watson (Liu), his sober companion-turned-investigative partner and friend.

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Noble's elder Holmes will make his debut in the season four premiere, when he arrives in New York to deal with the aftermath of his son's recent relapse.

"We could not be more delighted to have John Noble taking on such an important role,” series creator/exec producer Robert Doherty said in a statement announcing the news. “We’ve enjoyed his work for many years now — especially his tremendous run on Fringe — and cannot wait to see him opposite Jonny and Lucy. It’s going to be an exciting season."

Noble's recent credits include a series regular role on Fox's Sleepy Hollow and guest gigs on ABC's now canceled Forever. The Elementary casting brings him back to CBS after a guest stint on the network's The Good Wife. He's repped by Coast to Coast Talent, Seven Summits Pictures and Jacobson Russell.

Elementary returns in the fall on Thursdays at 10 p.m.

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