Ed Begley Jr. Takes Over for RIZZOLI & ISLES’ Sasha Alexander

Ed Begley Jr.

Ed Begley Jr. is signed on to guest star in the September 5 episode of TNT’s RIZZOLI & ISLES, reports The Hollywood Reporter. Begley Jr. will play Dr. Pike, an assistant medical examiner from Western Massachusetts who Dr. Maura Isles (Sasha Alexander) calls to cover for her on a murder case. Pike wants Maura’s job and thinks that he deserves it, too; he is “an egotistical, officious and anal-retentive guy.”

Begley Jr. is best known for his role as Dr. Victor Ehrlich on St. Elsewhere. Most recently, he has appeared in Chaos, Off the Map and $#*! My Dad Says. He is also part of NBC’s upcoming television project, Brave New World.

Rizzoli & Isles also stars Angie Harmon as Boston detective Jane Rizzoli who is Maura’s best friend and polar opposite in every way except their desire to solve the crimes and catch the criminals.

Season 2 returns on July 11 at 10/9c.

Did you watch season 1 of Rizzoli & Isles? What do you want, or not want, to see this season?