Michael Weatherly to Guest Star on Major Crimes

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TNT's forthcoming Major Crimes has landed a major guest star in NCIS' Michael Weatherly.

In an early, Season 1 episode of The Closer spinoff, Weatherly will play Arthur “Thorn” Woodson, a charming con artist working as an ”intuitive life strategist” for a group of Israeli mob wives (all of whom he is bedding).

Described as a “Peter Pan with an A.D.D. problem,” Thorn previously worked as a hand model, a ventriloquist and a blackjack dealer. His dream is to someday land his own show on Oprah's fledgling cable network OWN.

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“Arvin Brown is directing [the episode] - he’s done many NCIS episodes,” Weatherly tweeted.

Major Crimes, which was officially announced at this month's TNT Upfront presentation, premieres Monday, August 13 at 10 p.m., immediately after The Closer finale.

Weatherly, meanwhile, is in the midst of negotiating a contract extension with his main employer. His current deal, along with those of co-stars Sean Murray and Pauley Perette, expired at the end of NCIS Season 9.

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