Mark Valley
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Human Target star Mark Valley has set his sights on NBC’s Harry’s Law.

The chiseled actor is trading comic action for courtroom drama, becoming the latest star to sign onto the second season of the Kathy Bates series. Valley will be a series regular on the drama, playing one of Harriett “Harry” Korn’s new hot-shot attorneys hired in the wake of her rising profile as a defense attorney. He joins Broadway star Karen Olivo, who’ll play another new member of the legal eagle team. Valley previously had a role in David E. Kelley’s Boston Legal, then had a head-turning appearance on Fox’s Fringe that led to a starring role on Human Target, which lasted two seasons.

Also breaking: With a new governor coming into Hawaii Five-0, Jean Smart is signing onto Harry’s for a multi-episode arc. She’ll be the prosecutor going after an accused murderer played by Alfred Molina. All the Harry’s Law casting news is part of creator Kelley’s master plan to bolster the show in its second season. What do you think about Valley signing onto the legal drama?