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'Breaking Bad' star for 'Defenders' role

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Nick Morelli and Pete Kaczmarek from The Defenders

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Dean Norris is to make a guest appearance in a forthcoming episode of CBS legal drama The Defenders.

TV Guide reports that the Breaking Bad star will play an old friend of Nick Morelli (Jim Belushi) in an instalment expected to air on January 19.

A former Mob accountant, the character will return to Las Vegas having spent the past 17 years on the run. Desperate to prove that he is not responsible for his wife's murder, he will team up with former ally Morelli.

Norris currently plays Hank Schrader on AMC's Breaking Bad and recently made a guest appearance on Law & Order: Los Angeles. He has also played recurring roles on Medium and Grey's Anatomy.

The Defenders returns to CBS on January 12.

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