The Grinder may never settle a case, but he appears to have settled on a new show.
Rob Lowe, late of Fox comedy The Grinder, has joined the cast of CBS medical drama Code Black, the network announced on Tuesday.
He will make his debut in the season 2 premiere (airing Sept. 28) as Col. Ethan Willis, a doctor in the U.S. military’s combat casualty research program. Willis has been transferred from a hospital in Afghanistan to Angeles Memorial to teach combat medicine. He is described as “aggressive” and “rule-breaking,” which endears him to Dr. Leanne Rorish (Marcia Gay Harden), but may alienate his fellow doctors.
Lowe starred last season on The Grinder, which proved to be a critical darling but was canceled after one season. He earned a Golden Globe nomination for his role. His other TV credits as a series regular include Parks and Recreation, The West Wing, and Brothers & Sisters.
Lowe, who also starred last season on NBC’s You, Me and The Apocalypse, will be served up for laughs as the next Comedy Central Roast.