The CBS drama pilot "The Doctor" has added a major TV and film star to the lineup, according to The Hollywood Reporter’s The Live Feed blog.
The star, who already has an Emmy, an Oscar and two Golden Globes in her trophy case, is Christine Lahti.
The project from Warner Bros. TV will feature Lahti as Emily Campbell, a mother who reconnects with her grown-up kids when she joins her family’s medical practice, the story notes. "The Doctor" is written and executive produced by Rina Mimoun and David Nutter will direct the pilot.
Lahti received a string of Emmy nominations in the 1990s for her long-running lead role in CBS’s “Chicago Hope,” winning the Emmy in 1998. She also has Emmy nominations for “No Place Like Home” and “Amerika,” and won Golden Globes for her performances in “No Place Like Home” and “Chicago Hope.”
Lahti also directed and starred in an Oscar-winning short, the 1995 film “Lieberman in Love.”