Peter MacNicol joins new `CSI: Cyber` series

Los Angeles: `Ally McBeal` star Peter MacNicol has been added to the `CSI: Cyber` cast.

The new `CSI: Crime Scene Investigation` spin-off stars Patricia Arquette as Special Agent Avery Ryan, who is in charge of the Cyber Crime Division at Quantico, Virginia, suggest reports.

MacNicol will star as Stravros Sifter, assistant director for the Cyber Crime Division and Ryan`s supervisor.

MacNicol`s character is described as "a shrewd and savvy networker" and "a charmer with a hint of malice".

The new police procedural show also features Community`s Charley Koontz as Agent Daniel Grummitz.

MacNicol is best known for playing lawyer John Cage in `Ally McBeal`. He has since appeared in `24` and `NUMBERS`.