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USA's 'Sirens' Recruits 'Seinfeld' Alum for Season 2 (Exclusive)
A Seinfeld grad is heading to Chicago.
Wayne Knight, best known as the frenetic mailman Newman on the classic sitcom, has booked a guest-starring role on USA Network's sophomore comedy Sirens, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
Knight, who currently stars on TV Land's The Exes, will play Richard, a pompous bachelor who is so afraid of hospitals that it takes the desperate pleading of a friend to seek treatment for a stomach-turning leg injury. He appears in the 11th episode.
Based on a British series, Sirens — from executive producers Denis Leary and Bob Fisher — follows three Chicago EMTs (Michael Mosley, Kevin Daniels and Kevin Bigley). Bill Nunn and Josh Segarra join an ensemble that also includes Jessica McNamee as a Chicago patrol officer.
Knight is repped by APA. Sirens returns next year on USA.