Cristian de la Fuente Joins PRIVATE PRACTICE

PRIVATE PRACTICE might be catching dance fever. Entertainment Weekly reports that the show has cast Cristian de la Fuente, the Dancing with the Stars season six bronze medalist, in a potentially recurring role.

De la Fuente will play Eric Rodriguez, a funny, confident, and self-possessed doctor. There’s no word on if he will be a potential love interest for anyone, but the initial character breakdown specified that whoever was cast must be at least 5’11”. Kate Walsh, the tallest actress on the show, is 5’9″, so might this Dr. Rodriguez be an obstacle for Sam and Addison?

De la Fuente, who has most recently been seen on USA’s In Plain Sight, will first appear on Private Practice in late October or early November.

The fourth season premiere of Private Practice airs on ABC Thursday, September 23 at 10pm/9 central. You can find all the fall premiere dates and times here.