Look who’s playing a bad dude now! EW has learned that Eric Mabius (Ugly Betty) has been cast in an upcoming episode of NBC’s Chase. He’ll play Justin Tate, a cop-turned-fugitive who uses his law enforcement know-how to lure innocent prey. He’s also the first fugitive clever enough to elude the U.S. marshals – which keeps Annie Frost (Kelli Giddish) up at night!
Will our heroine catch him? You’ll have to find out in January, when Mabius’ episode airs. In case you’ve forgotten, Mabius played the beloved Daniel Meade for four years on ABC’s Betty. Before that, he starred in The L Word and Eyes.
Chase, which also stars Cole Hauser, Jesse Metcalfe and Amaury Nolasco, received a full season pickup from NBC. The drama will begin airing on Wednesdays starting Jan. 12.