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Sean Astin signs for 'Franklin & Bash' role

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Sean Astin has signed up for a guest role on Franklin & Bash.

The Lord of the Rings star will appear in the TNT comedy-drama's second season, according to TV Line.

Astin will play a college security guard who dons a costume to fight crime as amateur superhero Viper.

When Viper is accused of killing a culprit, he hires Franklin (Breckin Meyer) and Bash (Mark-Paul Gosselaar) to defend him in court.

Astin's previous television credits include a recurring role on 24 and a guest stint on Law & Order.

The actor follows Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman star Jane Seymour and RoboCop's Peter Weller in signing up for a role on Franklin & Bash.

The series will return to TNT in summer 2012.

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Watch a behind-the-scenes Franklin & Bash feature below:

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