Good news, Sendhil fans! The awesome Mr. Ramamurthy has been promoted from recurring to a full fledged cast member of the CW’s new hit show, Beauty and the Beast.

Sendhil Ramamurthy, who first appears as Assistant District Attorney Gabe Lowen on The CW drama in episode 15 airing Feb. 28, has been promoted from recurring status to a full-fledged series regular, The Hollywood Reporter has learned exclusively.

“We’re incredibly excited to have Sendhil join the show. He brings so many layers to every role he plays, and his addition to Beauty and the Beast will send shockwaves through our characters’ lives,” said executive producer Kelly Souders. “Fans better get ready.”

Ramamurthy, best known for playing Mohinder on Heroes, joins the Beauty and the Beast family after more than two seasons as a regular on Covert Affairs and a guest stint last year on The Office.


Due to a scheduling conflict, Sendhil will not be appearing on TVLand’s hit show, Hot in Cleveland as previously reported.

He will still be appearing as reported in an episode of the CW Network’s Beauty and the Beast as mysterious and “power hungry” assistant district attorney Gabe Lowen as well as in Liz W. Garcia’s “The Lifeguard” which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival this past weekend.

Watch this space for news on all of Sendhil’s upcoming projects!

Liz W. Garcia’s debut film, “The Lifeguard” premiered last night at the Sundance Film Festival to a packed theater and now we’re finally getting some information on Sendhil’s role in the film.

High-school nostalgia meets early midlife crisis in writer-director Liz W. Garcia’s drama. Leigh London (Kristen Bell) is dissatisfied with her job as an AP reporter, and an affair with her boss (Sendhil Ramamurthy), so she abandons New York for her parents’ house in Connecticut. She hooks up with her old friends Todd (Martin Starr) and Mel (Mamie Gummer), and gets her old job as a lifeguard at a condo-complex pool. That’s where she meets Jason (David Lambert), a disaffected student at Leigh’s old high school (where Mel is now assistant principal) — and soon they are engaged in hot sex in the pool’s bathroom. Garcia’s script has sharp dialogue, even if the plot points are telegraphed well in advance. Bell’s performance, as a woman avoiding adulthood, is revelatory in its directness.