Hill Harper Joins USA's Hit Spy Drama 'Covert Affairs' As A Series Regular

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February 22nd, 2013

via press release:


Highly Anticipated Fourth Season To Premiere Summer 2013

Hill Harper (“CSI: NY”) has signed on to star as a series regular in season four of USA’s critically-acclaimed drama series COVERT AFFAIRS opposite Golden Globe®-nominated Piper Perabo (“Looper”), Christopher Gorham (“Ugly Betty”), Kari Matchett (“Invasion”) and Peter Gallagher (“The O.C.”). The series, produced by Universal Cable Productions, films in Toronto and will span 16 episodes for season four.

Harper will play an ambitious CIA station chief based in Latin America. Intelligent, charismatic and a bit cocky, he ascended to a very high position at a relatively young age and is plotting his way into a bigger position back in Washington. In his journey for greater power, he will attempt to make Annie and Auggie his allies, but his questionable actions will cause our leads to doubt his intentions.

Season four of COVERT AFFAIRS picks up after CIA operative Annie (Perabo) and her longtime best friend and blind CIA tech-op Auggie (Gorham) finally acknowledge their romantic feelings for one another. Things get complicated at the agency, as Annie aligns with Henry Wilcox (guest star Gregory Itzin) in a dangerous, covert mission that has potentially scandalous consequences for the CIA.

Harper is an award-winning actor, bestselling author and philanthropist. A star of the long running TV drama CSI: NY and the author of four New York Times bestsellers, he has earned seven NAACP Image Awards for his writing and acting. Harper is also the founder of the Manifest Your Destiny Foundation, dedicated to empowering under-served youth through mentorship, scholarship and grant programs.

From Universal Cable Productions, COVERT AFFAIRS is executive produced by Doug Liman (SUITS, the "Bourne" trilogy, "Mr. and Mrs. Smith") and David Bartis (SUITS, "The O.C.") through Hypnotic and is written and executive produced by show creators Matt Corman and Chris Ord.


  • Douglas Pieluhowski

    RIP, CSI New York. :/

  • Corinne

    Another nail in the coffin.

    Although, I never felt that Hill’s character (what was his name) was really a necessary or useful part of the show. Almost anyone could have said his lines, etc., and you wouldn’t blink an eye.

    So maybe this isn’t a nail at all.

  • One

    This ought to fuel the cancellation speculation on CSeye:NY…

  • ZmaX

    I’m really excited about this next season of Covert Affairs. The show has really improved and developed over these last few season, I really love that they are much more serialized that the first 2 seasons. They stakes are higher and Annie has really grown as a operative.

  • Shepherd


    Ah… Thanks! :) I had no idea what Corinne was talking about until I read your post and realized that Hill must have been on CSI:NY. LOL

  • Dan

    Very smart of him, the other actors of CSI NY should look for new jobs too.

  • Ben

    I just watched CSI: NY. It sure looked like the last episode of the series to me. They did everything except wave at the camera and say good-by.

  • Rollie Dethloff

    @Ben They did a lot of that last year too.

  • Jim

    This is BS. Covert Affairs is crap and CSI NY deserves another season. CBS has gotten dumber and so has most of its viewing audience. Can you say IDIOCRACY?

  • R

    At least with the CSI’s and Covert Affairs I don’t have to watch reality tv, talk about dumbing down the viewing audience.

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