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‘Nurse Jackie’ Casts Tony Shalhoub as ER Doctor With ‘Special Touch’ for Season 7

“Monk” star will play a doctor who befriends Edie Falco’s title character

Tony Shalhoub has an appointment with “Nurse Jackie.”

Shalhoub, who played obsessive-compulsive detective Adrian Monk on the USA Network series “Monk,” has been cast on the Showtime comedy “Nurse Jackie.”

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In a recurring role, Shalhoub will play Dr. Bernard Prince, a  new ER doctor who has a great bedside manner and a special touch with his boss, Gloria Akalitus (Anna Deavere Smith). He also offers Edie Falco‘s title character Jackie something she desperately needs – a friend.

In addition to “Monk,” which earned him four straight Emmy nominations, Shalhoub’s credits include “Wings,” “Men in Black” and the current big-screen offering “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.”