Primetime role.

According to TV Line, actor Eric Roberts (ex-Vance Abrams) is joining the FOX series “The Finder.” Eric will begin appearing on episode nine, which will air early in 2012. He will play Uncle Shadrack, a man who leads a family of gypsies. The show is the spin-off from “Bones,” and surrounds the story of a man who uses his special gift to help people find what they’ve lost.

The series will premiere in January on Thursday nights at 9.00 PM EST on FOX. Read about another of Eric’s projects through ABC Pilot Grace To Feature The Young And The Restless’s Eric Roberts. Join us on Twitter @soapoperafan and Facebook. Come tweet and Facebook with us about “The Young and the Restless,” all the other soap operas, “Dirty Soap,” “Glee” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Vampire Diaries,” and “Venice the Series!”

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