Prison Break's T-Bag is Heroes' new baddie

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Dec 14, 2012, 3:54 PM EST

Robert Knepper, who played the villainous Theodore "T-Bag" Bagwell on Fox's Prison Break, has been tapped as the new lead villain on NBC's Heroes next season, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

In at least six episodes of the series' fourth season, Knepper will play Samuel, a Jim Jones type—charismatic but evil, with a twisted sense of humor—who will veer into the lives of all heroes. The character had been referred to as "Carnival Barker" in the series breakdown released last month.

Heroes is slated to return in the fall for a Lost-style all-original run in a new timeslot, 8 p.m. ET/PT on Mondays. The sci-fi drama will share its time period with another fan favorite, Chuck, which will take over in midseason.