Once and future “Beverly Hills, 90210” star Jason Priestley’s current FOX show “Tru Calling” may be in trouble, but the actor is sticking with the network that made him a star. Priestley has signed on for a guest starring appearance on FOX’s comedy “Quintuplets.”
Priestley will drop by for the Thanksgiving-themed episode of “Quintuplets” playing the brother of Andy Richter’s Bob Chase, uncle to the show’s titular five children. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Priestley’s only on board for one episode, but the part is being written as a potential recurring character.
While best known as a dramatic TV lead, Priestley’s previous comedy gigs included spots on “Spin City,” “Grosse Pointe” and “8 Simple Rules,” as well as self-mocking turns in a number of televion and film projects.
A solid performer in FOX’s summer line-up, “Quintuplets” was picked up for a full season, though the show has struggled against fresh competition, averaging only 5.44 million viewers during the fall.
FOX picked up “Tru Calling,” to which Priestley was a late addition, for a November launch, but recently reduced the show’s order to only six episodes. Additionally, FOX pulled “Tru Calling” from its scheduled Thursday home and the network has yet to reveal its plans for a new premiere.