Sarah Chalke to be part of TV series `Backstrom`

PTI| Updated: Jul 01, 2014, 12:53 PM IST

Los Angeles: Actress Sarah Chalke has joined the cast of Fox`s upcoming series `Backstrom`.

The former `Scrubs` star will play a major recurring role in the crime drama, opposite lead actor Rainn Wilson, reportedly. She will play Amy Gazanian, a journalist and Backstrom`s (Wilson) ex-fiancee.

"When we first began our search for this crucial character we all agreed that we needed someone like Sarah Chalke," executive producer Hart Hanson said.

"Imagine our glee when we actually scored the person most like Sarah Chalke in the world - Sarah Chalke!"

The series was picked up by Fox after originally being rejected by CBS.

`Backstrom` follows Wilson as a self-destructive Portland detective who investigates serious crimes. The show is based on a Swedish book series by Leif GW Persson.