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Dylan McDermott to play new lead on 'FBI: Most Wanted'

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Dylan McDermott to play new lead on 'FBI: Most Wanted'
Dylan McDermott will exit "Law & Order: Organized Crime" and replace Julian McMahon as the star of "FBI: Most Wanted." File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo

Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Dylan McDermott is joining the cast of FBI: Most Wanted.

The 60-year-old actor will replace Julian McMahon as the star of the NBC crime drama following McMahon's exit in March, Deadline reported Monday.

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McDermott will make his debut on the show in Season 3, Episode 17, which airs in April. He will play a new character, although details about his role are being kept under wraps.

McDermott presently has a recurring role as Richard Wheatley on the NBC series Law & Order: Organized Crime but will exit the show for FBI: Most Wanted. Both series are created by Dick Wolf.

The Wrap confirmed McDermott's casting.

McMahon, who plays Jess LaCroix on FBI: Most Wanted, will appear in his final episode March 8.

FBI: Most Wanted also stars Roxy Sternberg, Keisha Castle Hughes, YaYa Gosselin and Miguel Gomez. The series premiered in January 2020 and returned for a third season in September.

McDermott is also known for playing Bobby Donnell on The Practice and for his roles in American Horror Story.

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