‘Code Black’ season 2 lands ‘The Grinder’s’ Rob Lowe as series regular

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After spending much of his time the past few years working more in the comedy realm, Rob Lowe is back in the world of TV dramas … and a rather notable one at that.

Per TVLine, the star of the great-but-canceled “The Grinder” has signed on to “Code Black” as a new series regular for its second season. He will be playing the role of Colonel Ethan Willis, a doctor coming over from a military hospital who will do his part to bring his brand of medicine over to Angels Memorial. Given how many people do have a tendency to flutter into these doors over the course of a single episode, this is probably a place that can really benefit from whatever help they can get.

Casting Lowe completes what was a desire for the CBS series to cast some other known actor to be a co-lead alongside Marcia Gay Harden, who was arguably the main face of the show during season 1. The hope here is obviously to get a little bit of a ratings boost for the show, and this is certainly a departure from who we’ve known Lowe to be TV-wise recently to be. Yet, all you have to do is look a little bit further back at his resume to be reminded of just how much great stuff he’s been a part of, especially when it comes to dramas.

Ultimately, we’ll see if this is the end of casting news for the second season. Stay tuned…

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