LOS ANGELES, July 5 (UPI) -- Rob Lowe has joined the cast of the medical drama Code Black for Season 2, CBS announced Tuesday.
Lowe's character will be introduced in the series' second season premiere on Sept. 28.
"Lowe will play Colonel Ethan Willis, a doctor in the U.S. Military's prestigious Combat Casualty Care research program, who has been pulled out of a combat hospital in Afghanistan and embedded at Angels Memorial to teach what the military has learned about combat medicine," the network said in a press release. "His aggressive, rule-breaking style is greeted enthusiastically by Dr. Leanne Rorish [played by Marcia Gay Harden,] but not by all the other doctors."
The Emmy Award-winning actor is best known for his work in TV's The Grinder, The West Wing, Parks and Recreation, Brothers & Sisters, Killing Kennedy and Behind the Candelabra. His film credits include The Outsiders, Oxford Blues, About Last Night, Bad Influence, St. Elmo's Fire, Wayne's World, Tommy Boy and Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me.