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Natalie Abrams
September 04, 2015 AT 05:23 PM EDT

The O.C. alum Kelly Rowan has booked a guest-starring on Castle, EW has learned exclusively.

Rowan, best known as the Cohen matriarch, will play Carla Feller, the dean of a prestigious university hit hard by the mysterious death of one of its students.

The Perception actress, who will appear in an episode slated for early October, joins season 8 additions Toks Olagundoye, Sunkrish Bala, Jack Coleman and Adam Baldwin, among others.

Castle returns Monday, Sept. 21 at 10 p.m. ET on ABC.

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