Christina Ricci in 'Saving Grace' stint

Will play a detective in multiepisode arc

Christina Ricci has signed on for a multiepisode arc on TNT's drama "Saving Grace."

"Grace" stars Holly Hunter as Grace Hanadarko, an intense Oklahoma City police detective whose wild personal life translates into a no-holds-barred approach to her detective work.

Ricci will play a young detective who temporarily partners with Grace, whose current partner, Ham Dewey (Kenneth Johnson), is going on a leave of absence. She is set to appear in three episodes of the drama, which has its second-season premiere at 10 p.m. Monday.

Ricci, who most recently appeared in the film "Speed Racer," is repped by ICM, Management 360 and attorney Melanie Cook.