If you don't already know Blair Underwood's face, chances are you will by the end of this TV season. The ex-LA Law star has not one, not two, but three major TV roles going on right now — and if the schedules work out right, he could literally appear in all of them at the same time. Where's Underwood going to be? Here's a primer:
- On Dirty Sexy Money, Underwood plays Simon Elder, the mysterious man who seems to have the key to all the Darling family's secrets. He could know who killed Nick George's father — or, he might have even been involved in Dutch's death. Who knows? With any luck, we'll get to find out: The show was able to complete three additional episodes before the writers' strike shut down production, even though they're yet to be scheduled.
- Next up, Underwood will make his debut on In Treatment, HBO's marathon five-nights-a-week TV show that premieres Jan. 28. He'll play Alex, a patient of therapist Paul (Gabriel Byrne) who seeks treatment because he's haunted by the work he did in Iraq when serving in the Air Force. His "appointments" will air Tuedays at 9:30 p.m.
- Finally, Underwood will be back as Mr. Harris when The New Adventures of Old Christine returns to the air Feb. 4. The Boston Globe calls this one the strangest of all of Underwood's roles, as he's utterly smitten with Julia Louis-Dreyfus' neurotic Christine. But hey, maybe it will be good to see him playing a character without a deep, dark history for a change.
Have you noticed Underwood around more lately? And will you be checking out any of his shows this Winter?