1:00pm – Monday, December 27 on TV 3

James Callis (Battlestar Galactica) returns to television screens this week when the actor joins the cast of Eureka, screening its fourth season weekdays at 1pm on 3, premiering on Monday, December 27th.

The series’ fourth season premiere will feature the first appearance by Callis – best know as Dr. Gaius Baltar on Battlestar Galactica – as the enigmatic Dr. Grant, a physicist and former Eureka resident whose departure from and return to town are both shrouded in mystery.

His arrival also causes trouble for Sheriff Jack Carter (Colin Ferguson), since it upsets Carter’s off-and-on relationship with Dr. Allison Blake (Salli Richardson-Whitfield).

“That’s right,” says Callis. “Although, what is kind of funny, she catches my eye rather than the other way around.”

Grant’s appearance also coincides with changes for the entire town.

“Imagine a reset button,” says Callis, “that you don’t press but you kind of twist round. ‘OK, you thought you were like this, but you’re not.’ Everything is up in the air. It’s a bit like classical writing, where the end of the story is exactly like the beginning of the story, but it’s slightly different.”

“It’s like the guy in a rags-to-riches story. At the beginning, he’s sitting on a box in the street; and at the end of the story, he’s sitting on a box in the street, but he’s a millionaire. It’s a bit of a head spinner.”

Make sure not to miss this when Eureka returns to 3 on Monday, December 27th at 1pm.