David James Elliott is joining the cast of CBS' "Close to Home" as a regular.
On the legal drama from Jerry Bruckheimer TV and Warner Bros. TV, Elliott will play D.A. Conlon, a smart, ambitious and charming big-city prosecutor from Manhattan who joins suburban prosecutors Annabeth Chase (Jennifer Finnigan) and Maureen Scofield (Kimberly Elise). He will make his debut in the show's second season premiere in the fall.
John Carroll Lynch, who played D.A. Steve Sharpe in Season 1, is leaving the series along with Christian Kane whose character, Chase's husband Jack, was killed off in the Season 1 finale.
TV law is familiar territory for Elliott, who played pilot-turned-lawyer Lt. Harmon Rabb on the NBC/CBS series "JAG" for 10 years.
This past development season, Elliott toplined the ABC/Touchstone TV drama pilot "Sixty Minute Man" for director Jon Avnet. The casting stemmed from Elliott's development deal with ABC and Touchstone.
Elliott is repped by CAA, manager Bob McGowan at McGowan Management and attorney Cliff Gilbert-Lurie of Ziffren, Brittenham, Branca, Fischer, Gilbert-Lurie, Stiffelman & Cook.
Nellie Andreeva writes for The Hollywood Reporter.
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