Exclusive: Friday Night Lights Grad Joins NBC Thriller Do No Harm for Arc

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Exclusive: Friday Night Lights Grad Joins NBC Thriller Do No Harm for Arc

NBC’s upcoming drama Do No Harm is about to take on a new Jurnee.

Friday Night Lights alum Jurnee Smollett will join the midseason thriller for three episodes, TVLine has learned exclusively. She’ll play the daughter of Phylicia Rashad’s Dr. Vanessa Young.

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Harm is a Jekyll-and-Hyde-ish thriller starring Rescue Me’s Steven Pasquale as neurosurgeon Jason Cole whose dangerous alter-ego “Ian” is in a position to destroy his personal and professional lives.

Rashad’s character is head of the hospital’s neurosurgery department and is described as “a strong and determined woman who leads by example.” No word yet on whether her offspring shares those characteristics.

Smollett also played Lisa Tyler in the short-lived The Defenders and has appeared on Grey’s AnatomyHouseER and Cosby.

Do No Harm premieres Thursday, Jan. 31 at 10/9c after 30 Rock‘s one-hour series finale.

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