Estes back in '90210' digs; Sackhoff gets FX doctorate


Rob Estes is set to star in the CW's "90210," while Katee Sackhoff has joined FX's "Nip/ Tuck" as recurring.

In other casting news, Polly Walker has come on board Sci Fi Channel's two-hour pilot "Caprica," Saul Rubinek has been added to Sci Fi's pilot "Warehouse 13" and Michael Weston has been tapped for a multiepisode arc on Fox's "House."

"90210" centers on the Mills clan, a three-generation Beverly Hills family. Estes will play the father, Harry Mills, who takes a job as principal of West Beverly High, his alma mater, after he moves his family from Kansas.

This is the second "Beverly Hills, 90210" spinoff for Estes, who played Kyle McBride on Fox's "Melrose Place."

Estes is repped by ICM, Thruline and attorney Brad Small.

On the upcoming sixth season of "Nip/Tuck," Sackhoff will play a new doctor who challenges Sean (Dylan Walsh). She will appear in four episodes.

Also set to appear on the FX drama is Morgan Fairchild, who will play a movie star in one episode.

Sackhoff is repped by manager Leland Labarre and attorney Darren Trattner.

Fairchild is with B.R.S. and McGowan Management.

On the "Battlestar Galactica" prequel "Caprica," Walker will play a high priestess and headmistress of the Athena Academy.

In "Warehouse," Rubinek will play Artie Nielsen, a Secret Service agent in charge of Warehouse 13.

On "House," Weston will play a private investigator who is intelligent but not as abrasive as Dr. House (Hugh Laurie). After a trial in a multiepisode arc, the character may become a regular on the hit Fox medical drama or become the center of a spinoff series. (partialdiff)