TNT’s The Closer continues to book new faces for its final season. EW has exclusively learned that Sunset Beach and Eve alum Jason George will guest star in the show’s winter finale, which is slated to air Dec. 26. This comes shortly after the news that Fred Willard will appear in the show’s 100th episode on Dec. 5, and Elizabeth Perkins made a deal to guest star in the show’s Dec. 19 episode.
George will play Marvin Evans, a successful businessman with old ties to the neighborhood where Turell Baylor was brutally murdered last season, in the episode titled “Silent Partner.” Brenda (Kyra Sedgwick) goes to Evans seeking help to solve a gang murder that may be connected to Turell’s demise. The Closer‘s winter finale is Dec. 26, but the show won’t officially wrap up until the summer of 2012. Major Crimes, a potential spin-off of the series — coming out of those summer episodes — is still a possibility.
In addition to his regular spots on Beach and Eve, George has appeared in several ABC series, everything from Eli Stone and Off the Map to Grey’s Anatomy and Desperate Housewives.
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