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'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' taps Blair Underwood as Melinda May's ex

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As promised, more of Melinda May’s past will be coming to light when Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. returns in 2015, but now we know it won’t just be the professional side coming to the surface.

Blair Underwood has landed a recurring role as Dr. Andrew Garner, May’s estranged ex-husband, EW has confirmed. The Dirty Sexy Money and Ironside alum will first appear in an episode slated for March, as first revealed by The Hollywood Reporter.

According to Marvel.com, Dr. Garner is a “neurologist and forensic psychologist who has specialized in working with gifted individuals on the Index before.”

“With Blair, we knew we’d found someone to perfectly complement May’s stoic personality,” executive producer Jeph Loeb says. “Fans have wondered about her ex-husband since she first referenced him, and Blair has the presence and charm to stand up to our Agent Melinda May.”

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. returns Tuesday, March 3 at 9 p.m. ET on ABC.