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Signalling that the show has now well and truly “arrived,” the producers of Brooklyn Nine-Nine have announced that long-time TV mainstay and living seal of quality Jimmy Smits has signed on for a guest role in an upcoming episode. Smits will appear on the show’s “Thanksgiving” edition, scheduled for November 22, where he’ll play the father of Melissa Fumero’s Amy Santiago.

As he has for what now amounts to three decades of Smitsy consistency, the former NYPD Blue star has spent the last few years steadily working in both movies and TV. He’s currently featured in Netflix’s Baz Luhrmann disco and hip-hop show The Get Down, has a spot on the upcoming 24: Legacy, and is expected to reprise his role as Senator Bail Organa in December’s Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.


Brooklyn Nine-Nine recently kicked off its fourth season, with a formula busting three-parter that sent major portions of its cast—specifically, stars Andre Braugher and Andy Samberg—into self-contained sitcom land. Now that things are (mostly) back to normal, the show also scored headlines last week with a high-profile crossover with New Girl.

[via The Hollywood Reporter]