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'Nurse Jackie' Books Tony Shalhoub for Season 7

The "Monk" star returns to cable after a stint on CBS' short-lived comedy "We Are Men"

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Tony Shalhoub

Tony Shalhoub is returning to cable.

The Emmy-winning Monk alum has booked a recurring role on season seven of Showtime's Nurse Jackie, the cabler announced Wednesday.

Shalhoub, whose last TV role was on CBS' short-lived comedy We Are Men, will play Dr. Bernard Prince, a new ER doctor with a great bedside manner and a special touch with the always prickly Gloria Akalitus (Anna Deavere Smith), and a friend to Edie Falco's titular Jackie.

The role marks Shalhoub's return to cable after his three-time Emmy-winning role as the obsessive-compulsive detective Adrian Monk. His credits include Wings, Men in Black, TMNT and Broadway's Act One, Conversations With My Father, The Odd Couple and more. He's repped by ICM Partners.

Shalhoub's casting comes after Nurse Jackie co-star Peter Facinelli exited the Showtime dramedy following six seasons. He'll segue to the lead on NBC's political drama Odyssey.

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