By James Hibberd
Updated January 17, 2013 at 11:30 PM EST
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Franklin & Bash have a new partner.

Heather Locklear is joining the TNT drama as a series regular for the show’s upcoming third season. The sexy TV veteran will play Rachel King, “a stunning trial lawyer, with stiletto heels and clothes tailored within an inch of their life.” King comes on board as a new partner at Jared Franklin (Breckin Meyer) and Peter Bash’s (Mark-Paul Gosselaar) law firm, making life more interesting.

Star of Fox’s original Melrose Place, Locklear most recently had an arc on The CW’s reboot of the classic soap and had a few guest appearances on TV Land’s Hot in Cleveland. This will mark her first series regular role since 2004’s short-lived LAX and, before that, ABC’s Spin City. Franklin & Bash returns this summer.

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