Morales joins revived 'Jericho'


Esai Morales is moving to "Jericho."

The "NYPD Blue" alum has joined the resurrected CBS series as a recurring, appearing in six of the seven episodes of the show ordered for midseason.

On "Jericho," from CBS Paramount Network TV, Morales will play Col. Hoffman, a career military officer and Iraq War veteran who has not heard from his wife since the day of the attacks.

The post-apocalyptic drama "Jericho," which chronicles the events following a series of nuclear explosions throughout the U.S., was canceled in May but picked up for a seven-episode second season in June after a massive campaign by the show's fans.

Morales recently co-starred on Fox's series "Vanished," the network's drama pilot "The Cure" and the feature "Fast Food Nation."

He is repped by Innovative Artists, manager Jai Khanna of Brillstein Entertainment Partners and attorney Peter Dekom.