By Sandra Gonzalez
Updated October 27, 2011 at 07:00 PM EDT
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Lou Diamond Phillips is going to hit the streets for Southland.

The TV and movie vet has scored a guest role on the acclaimed TNT drama, playing Danny Ferguson, a cynical and intense street cop who’s good under pressure. The Stargate Universe alum will appear in the season premiere, airing Jan. 17.

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