'Nurse Jackie' Admits 'Good Wife' Alum for Season-Long Arc (Exclusive)

Betty Gilpin Heartless Opening Night Arrivals - P 2012
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Betty Gilpin Heartless Opening Night Arrivals - P 2012

All Saints is getting some new blood.

The Good Wife alum Betty Gilpinhas booked a season-long guest arc on the fifth season of the Showtime dramedy, The Hollywood Reporter has learned exclusively.

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The character actress, whose résumé includes episodes of Law & Order: SVU, Medium and Fringe, will play Dr. Carrie Roman, a sexy first-year resident on the Edie Falco starrer.

During the fourth-season finale, Falco's titular character was fired after going rogue in the absence of her demanding boss Mike Cruz (Bobby Cannavale) following the death of his son, Charlie (Jake Cannavale).

Whether the elder Cannavale, now guest starring on HBO's Boardwalk Empire, will return for the upcoming season remains to be determined.

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The casting marks the latest addition for season five of Jackie, with new showrunner Clyde Phillips (Dexter) coming aboard to replace creators Linda Wallem and Liz Brixius, who parted ways with the show in April.

Jackie, which completed its fourth season in June, faced major changes last year when Jackie for the first time on the series was substance free.

Gilpin is repped by Gersh. Nurse Jackie begins production Oct. 9. 

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