‘Scandal’s’ Joe Morton Boards TNT’s ‘Proof’

Scandal‘s Joe Morton may have found a new full-time gig.

The actor, who has been recurring on the third season of ABC’s red-hot Scandal, has booked a series regular role on TNT’s drama pilot ProofThe Hollywood Reporter has learned.

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Proof centers on a skeptical, hard-science, female surgeon, Katherine (The L Word’sJennifer Beals), who has been struggling with family issues, including a tragic death. She is persuaded to investigate cases of reincarnation, out-of-body experiences, hauntings — all of it looking for verifiable proof to answer one of life’s greatest questions: Is death truly the end, or is there something else beyond?

For Morton, the casting in the pilot leaves the door open for the actor to return to Scandal, where he’s been a recurring guest star playing Rowan, the mysterious father to Kerry Washington‘s Olivia Pope and the former head of black-ops group B613. The role earned him a NAACP Image Award for outstanding supporting actor in a drama.