‘Ed’ Star Tom Cavanagh Joins CW’s ‘Flash’ Pilot

He joins the WBTV project’s growing cast led by “Glee’s” Grant Gustin

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You can’t have “The Flash” without the man who brings the superhero into existence.

Well, now The CW pilot has him: Tom Cavanagh is joining “The Flash” as Harrison Wells.

Harrison is described as a rock star in the world of physics and the mind and money behind Central City’s S.T.A.R. Labs Particle Accelerator. He becomes a pariah after his lab explodes. But he redeems himself when he discovers that his failed experiment accidentally created the world’s fastest man, The Flash (Grant Gustin).

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Cavanagh is best known for the title role on NBC’s “Ed.” His TV credits also include USA Network’s “Royal Pains,” ABC’s “Scrubs and “Eli Stone.”

In addition to Gustin, Cavanagh joins already announced castmembers Carlos Valdes, Candice Patton, Jesse L. Martin, Rick Cosnett and Danielle Panabaker.

UTA and Circle of Confusion represent Cavanagh.

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Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg and David Nutter are executive producing the “Flash” pilot, with Berlanti and Kreisberg writing along with Geoff Johns (“Arrow,” “Smallville”). Melissa Kellner Berman will co-executive produce the project.