Josh Hopkins in Cougar Town

After a short stay on TBS, Cougar Town alum Josh Hopkins is returning to ABC: The actor has just been added to the cast of Quantico, a new primetime drama that will premiere in the fall. Executive producer Joshua Safran—whose credits include Gossip Girl and Smash—created the show, which will follow a group of hot, young CIA recruits who must deal with basic training and a double agent in their midst.

Hopkins will play the “sexy and charming” Special Agent Liam O’Conner, a staff counselor on the base who works with director of the FBI to single out the best recruits. O’Conner is reportedly a skilled counselor, but that won’t prevent him from butting heads with his former partner, Miranda Shaw (Aunjanue Ellis), who just happens to be said director. He also struggles with a tragic secret and bouts of depression that may or may not end up interfering with his job.

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According to The Hollywood Reporter, O’Conner won’t be the only sexy character in Quantico with a complicated past: Virtually all of the FBI trainees have something to hide, from fraternization to plotting a future terrorist attack.