'The Office' star Rainn Wilson returns in 'Backstrom'

January 20, 2015 6:24 PM

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How big of a jerk is the cop Rainn Wilson plays in "Backstrom"? So big that when he describes the character, he utters the sort of words I can't use here.

The actor known to most TV fans as the lovable twerp Dwight Schrute of "The Office," returns to prime time Thursday (9 p.m., Fox) in a new crime series from "Bones" creator Hart Hanson. His Everett Backstrom is a brilliant detective, but he's also a miserable, self-destructive wretch who has a pench...

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