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Tony Shalhoub Joins The Cast Of Showtime's 'Nurse Jackie'

Kevin Blair Kevin Blair
8/20/2014 11:52pm EDT

Tony Shalhoub

Tony Shalhoub has landed a recurring role and joined the cast of Showtime's dark comedy Nurse Jackie.

The former "Monk" star will play an ER doctor named Bernard Prince on the show, the pay TV network announced on Wednesday.

Shalhoub's character replaces that of star Peter Facinelli, who will not return to the series for the upcoming seventh season.

According to Variety, Shalhoub's character will have a "great bedside manner" and work well with boss Gloria Akalitus (Anna Deavere Smith). He'll also "offer Jackie (Edie Falco) something she desperately needs -- a friend."

"Nurse Jackie has been nominated for 20 Primetime Emmy awards and has won four of them.

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