Long, Gorham recurring on ABC series


Nia Long has been tapped to do a multi-episode arc on ABC's drama series "Boston Legal."

Meanwhile, after two guest appearances on another ABC one-hour series, "Ugly Betty," Christopher Gorham has joined the cast of the freshman comedy as a recurring.

There is a possibility for Long and Gorham to continue on the respective series as regulars next season.

On three episodes of the David E. Kelley Prods./20th Century Fox TV-produced "Boston Legal," Long will play Vanessa Walker, a disciplined, ambitious, micromanaging new associate from the New York office of Crane Poole & Schmidt who comes to Boston to solicit help from Alan Shore (James Spader).

Long has starred in such features as the two "Big Momma's House" comedies, "Are We There Yet?" and its upcoming sequel "Are We Done Yet?" "Baadasssss!" and the upcoming "Premonition."

She is repped by Paradigm and attorney Jason Sloane.

On Touchstone TV's "Betty," Gorham will reprise his role of Henry, a nerdy accountant and new love interest for Betty Suarez (America Ferrera).

"Betty" reunites Gorham with the show's writer/executive producer Silvio Horta. Gorham played the title character on Horta's previous TV series, "Jake 2.0" for UPN.

Gorham, whose series credits also include NBC's "Medical Investigation" and CBS' "Out of Practice," is repped by CAA, Rigberg Entertainment Group and attorney Eric Brooks.