Unforgettable‘s James Liao is joining series stars Poppy Montgomery and Dylan Walsh for the series’ upcoming fourth season on A&E. The cable network and producer Sony Pictures TV secured Montgomery and Walsh before making the deal for a new season of the drama, which had been cancelled by CBS in the fall after three seasons. Liao is the first cast member to be brought back since then. Because the options on all actors had expired, new deals need to be made.

james_hiroyuki_liao_headshotLaio, repped by SMS Talent and Joan Sittenfield Management, originally joined Unforgettable after the first time the series was cancelled following its freshman season. He was cast as a recurring playing Jay — a detective with expertise in a wide range of technical subjects in the Major Cases Section of the NYPD — and quickly promoted to regular. At the time, the procedural underwent a change, with only three original cast members staying on, Montgomery, Walsh and Jane Curtin. Now it is Montgomery, Walsh and Liao (for the time being).