Penn Jilette to Guest Star on The Defenders

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For a show set in Las Vegas, this piece of casting news seems appropriate:

Magician Penn Jilette will appear on an upcoming episode of The Defenders.

He'll show up on the November 11 installment as a magic shop owner named Reuben Charles, getting involved in a case with Pete and Nick.

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"We're thrilled to work with Penn," producer Greg Walker told TV Guide. "He's an amazing magician and wildly intelligent. I've been a fan for years and the instant the role came up, I thought of him. He's everything we look for in our show - he's the real Vegas deal."

Jilette has guest-starred on such past shows as Just Shoot Me, Home Improvement, Dharma & Greg, Friends and The Drew Carey Show. He's also been a contestant on Dancing with the Stars.

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