Tom Welling Joins Season 3 of 'Lucifer'

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Tom Welling is returning to TV!

On Saturday during San Diego Comic-Con, it was announced that the former Smallville star has officially joined the season three cast of Fox's drama, Lucifer.

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Welling, 40, will take on the role of Marcus Pierce, an accomplished police lieutenant who is everything Lucifer (Tom Ellis) is not – strategic, reserved and well-respected. But the two also have many things in common, including being handsome, charismatic and charming. According to the character description, "When Pierce starts developing a connection with Decker (Lauren German), Lucifer's devilish traits are inflamed."

The season two finale saw Lucifer taking care of Mom, aka Charlotte (Tricia Helfer). In the beginning of the third season he'll face an "even greater challenge – finding out who kidnapped him, and why his angel wings are back."

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marks Welling's return to television since playing Clark Kent/Superman in The CW/WB series Smallville, which ran from 2001 to 2011. The actor also had roles in Cheaper by the Dozen and its sequel, Cheaper by the Dozen 2, as well as The Fog and Parkland.

returns for its third season on Oct. 2 on Fox.

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