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Peter Horton to guest star on the CW's 'Life Unexpected'

January 13, 2010 | 11:17 am

HortonThe CW's “Life Unexpected” has yet to premiere, but it has already enlisted a recognizable TV talent.

Peter Horton will guest star as the father of Shiri Appleby's character, the CW has confirmed. Creator Liz Tigelaar tweeted the news Tuesday night. His character appears in the show's 12th episode, Tigelaar told Show Tracker.

“Life Unexpected” revolves around Lux (Brittany Robertson), a foster-care teen who comes back into the lives of her biological parents, Cate (Appleby) and Baze (Kristoffer Polaha). The first 10 minutes of the series are currently streaming online via the CW's Facebook page.

Horton, best known for playing Gary Shepherd on “thirtysomething,” has more recently made a living executive-producing and directing television shows such as “Grey's Anatomy,” “The Philanthropist” and “The Shield.” He also has ties to the CW, which passed on “Body Politic,” the D.C.-set pilot he executive-produced last year.

“And guess what? He's (supposedly) a blonde,” Tigelaar wrote about Horton, referencing recent confusion over the fact that the dark-haired Cate and Baze had a blond daughter.

Cate's mom will be played by Cynthia Stevenson (“Dead Like Me,” “Men in Trees”). She first appears in the show's third episode.

“Life Unexpected” premieres at 9 p.m. Jan. 18.

— Vlada Gelman (Follow my TV musings on Twitter: @stayingin)

Photo credit: Associated Press

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