I noticed that too and it was a bit odd.I'm glad someone else brought this up. I have no problem with the guy, but he does seem to be the kiss of death. I think the attitude is that since he is very good looking & can act, he will reinvigorate a show. It's gotten to the point where I can only roll my eyes & wait for the cancellation notices.
About a generation ago there was another good looking actor that seemed to have the same fate. He was tall & very good looking & seemed to be brought in to save show after shows by being the new eye candy, but invariably did the opposite. I had the same feeling seeing Mark Valley as that guy. One of the many shows was Happy Days in it's last season. Anyone else remember the guy?
Also, was this Somebody Stole My Daughter week?
I just watched my tapes of Castle & Body of Proof back to back & felt like the writers have fallen into the same cliche writing. Both even had 2 parters with cliffhangers. A bit irritating.