Picardo Enters 'The Lyon's Den'

By Caillan
May 27, 2003 - 11:14 AM

Star Trek: Voyager's Robert Picardo (the Holodoc) has scored a guest role in one of NBC's new fall offerings.

Picardo will appear in the premiere episode of the network's legal series, The Lyon's Den, his official web site reported. The site said the former EMH actor will have a "featured guest-starring appearance" in the debut instalment, but did not give details about which character he would be playing.

Scheduled to air at 10:00 p.m. on Sundays, The Lyon's Den centres around Jack Turner, a lawyer who operates an inner-city pro bono clinic. The clinic is a small part of the prestigious Washington, D.C., law firm, Lyon, LaCrosse & Levine, and when the managing partner dies under "mysterious circumstances", Jack is offered the job. Initially reluctant, he takes the position to keep the clinic open, and enters the high-flying world of elite legal eagles. But, as NBC's publicity teased, "a man has to be careful in this Lyon's Den, or he'll be next to take the fall".

The role of Jack Turner will be played by Emmy-nominated actor Rob Lowe, who most recently starred as Sam Seaborn on The West Wing. His co-stars include Frances Fisher (Titanic), Kyle Chandler (Early Edition) and James Pickens, Jr., who is best known to genre fans for his portrayal of FBI Deputy Director Alvin Kersh on The X-Files.

As previously reported, Robert Picardo will be making guest appearances in two other drama series in the coming months. The actor is set to play a tourist in the premiere episode of The Dead Zone's "summer season", which is currently scheduled to air on July 6 (story). In "late summer" Picardo will appear in part two of the Stargate SG-1 episode, "Heroes" (story).

The original news can be found here at RobertPicardo.com.

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