Maria Bello's 'Prime Suspect' lover is 'Friday Night Lights' producer -- EXCLUSIVE


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Peter Berg is getting ready to step out from behind the camera.

The Friday Night Lights executive producer is set to guest star in an upcoming episode of NBC’s new police drama Prime Suspect (on which he’s also an executive producer). Berg will play a married Deputy Chief named Dan Costello on the show. Jane (Maria Bello) and Dan used to be lovers, and now rumors of their past affair have cast doubt on Jane’s recent promotion to homicide. The guest role is currently set for one episode.

Berg’s last TV acting gig was when he guest starred in 2008 for one episode on Lights (which just picked up some posthumous Emmys last night). Prime Suspect launches this Thursday at 10 p.m. and previously signed Jay Mohr as a guest star.
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  • Dawn

    No wonder he stepped behind the camera. Where did the guy from The Last Seduction go?

    • deedee

      OUCH Dawn! That comment is kind of harsh, though if that photo is recent i can’t say i disagree.

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    • Buddy

      I don’t think Dawn would have made that comment if EW had chosen a photo of Berg that didn’t make him slightly look like the Elephant Man.

  • Mark

    What? Aside from a few lines and a receding hairline, he doesn’t look dramatically different from his Last Seduction days. It’s called “aging,” kids. If you wanna see an actor who truly let himself go from his former hunky days, try Alec Baldwin or James Spader.

  • jmag

    love your shows & movies…& he was kind of funny on FNL a few times, when him & coach T fought…otherwise stay behind camera..

  • B

    Awesome! Come on – so they didn’t show a flattering picture. So what? This is great news, and I hope he’s on for more than one episode.

  • mags

    I like him – and yes, they could have found a much better picture. He’s good – actor/director/producer/writer – I say give him a chance.

  • Mindy

    They know that this storyline kind of seems like exactly what happened in “The Closer” in the 1st season, right? With Brenda getting offered a job leading Priority Homicide and people wondering if her past affair with the married Chief Pope had to do with it.

    • Rose

      You’re right. The Closer is already like an American version of Helen Mirren’s Prime Suspect in many ways. Unless this new show is amazing, there really wasn’t a need to make a new version of Prime Suspect.

  • satirex

    He didn’t used to comb his har back like that; it was more curly on top. He was incredibly appealing in “Late for Dinner,” and he’s a good actor.

  • Swift

    Good! Chicago Hope is my favorite show of all time (At least the first season and the 8th episode of the second season) so I’m very happy to see Berg back in front of the camera! Mandy Patinkin, Christine Lahti, Hector Elizondo, Peter Berg are all coming back to tv this year and Im so excited! If Jayne Brook, Roxxane Hart, and Adam Arkin get television roles I will be in Chicago Hope fan heaven

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