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'Jungle' Hunk Gets a New Gig

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Jan 05, 2009 | 8:54am EST

Even before he can wipe the Lipstick off his face, actor Robert Buckley is moving on.

Buckley -- who got many hearts a-beatin’ on NBC's Lipstick Jungle as Kirby, Kim Raver's strapping young boy on the side -- is joining the cast of Privileged, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.

Privileged creator Rina Mimoun is no dummy. "Clearly, I can't get enough cute guys on this show!" she quipped while sharing the news with TVGuide.

Considering the upcoming departure of Michael Cassidy's Charlie, Buckley comes in at the right time. He will appear in the final two episodes of the CW series' 18-episode freshman season, playing the editor-in-chief of a magazine and complicating Megan’s (Joanna Garcia) love life.

And don’t rule out Lipstick Jungle quite yet. Although the network cancelled the prime-time sudser, starring Raver and Brooke Shields, after a lackluster sophomore season, this week’s show delivered 4.23 million total viewers, its best audience since moving to Fridays in late October. There could be hope for its future.

NBC will air the last of its 13 season episodes starting Jan. 9.

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