Fall TV Exclusive: CBS' Made in Jersey Casts 90210’s Megalyn Echikunwoke
The desks at Made in Jersey‘s Stark & Rowan law firm continue to fill.
Megalyn Echikunwoke, who played 90210 sorority president Holly, will be a series regular on the CBS legal drama, sources confirm to TVLine exclusively.
The actress is the second regular the show has cast in the past month; she follows Ringer actor Kristoffer Polaha, who will play Nolan, a spoiled-yet-charming third-year associate at the firm.
Made in Jersey is the story of how working-class Jersey girl Martina Garretti (Human Target’s Janet Montgomery) shows her stuffy New York law-firm colleagues a thing or two. The drama also stars Kyle MacLachlan (Desperate Housewives) and Donna Murphy (Hack).
Echikunwoke’s character, Riley, is the daughter of an ambassador and a Silicon Valley pioneer — giving her a sophisticated, worldly flair that makes her an asset to any case involving international clients. The striking second-year associate at Stark & Rowan will be a natural foil for Martina, whose worldview (and travel experience) is rather limited in comparison.
Echikunwoke’s other TV credits include 24, That ’70s Show, The 4400 and CSI: Miami. She most recently appeared as April on Showtime’s House of Lies.
Jersey will debut Friday, Sept. 28 at 9/8c, between CSI: NY and Blue Bloods.