An actor known for his role on NBC’s long-running medical drama "ER" has been cast as a doctor again on a new medical drama, according to The Hollywood Reporter’s The Live Feed blog.
Eriq La Salle, known for playing Dr. Peter Benton on "ER," has landed a role on CBS’s "A Gifted Man," the story reports. La Salle will recur as Evan Morrison, a neuropsychiatrist who treats people with emotional and behavioral disturbances and who is described as a medical detective.
La Salle might also direct at least one episode of the drama, which reunites the actor with "A Gifted Man" executive producer Neal Baer, who was also an executive producer on "ER.”
La Salle’s character will appear in at least four episodes of the CBS series, the story says.
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