Backstrom recruits Sarah Chalke (HIMYM) to guest star in a major recurring role.
Chalke will play Amy Gazanian, the ex-fiancée of Wilson’s titular detective. A former social worker and journalist, Amy left Backstrom 10 years ago, largely due to the many flaws in his trauma-riddled character. Now back in town, she has been appointed the Chair of the Civilian Oversight Committee — and in spite of her lingering affection for Backstrom, she intends to do her job and keep an eye on his every slippery, ethically dubious, judicially inappropriate move.
Backstrom is an upcoming crime drama starring The Office vet Rainn Wilson. The series is slated to premiere during midseason on FOX.