Rob Lowe is set to join Code Black as a series regular. He'll play Colonel Ethan Willis, a roguish-but-charming rule breaker who puts the patient first, takes risks, and doesn't suffer fools.
His style will be appreciated by Dr. Leanne Rorish (
Marcia Gay Harden), but other doctors may not feel the same way. Willis served in Afghanistan and will bring new medical techniques to the ER thanks to his intense field experience in combat hospitals.
Lowe's first episode will be the Season 2 premiere on Wednesday, Sept. 28 at 10/9c on CBS.
Earlier this year, Lowe received a Best Actor Golden Globe nomination for his starring role in the Fox comedy
The Grinder. From 1999-2003, he starred in
The West Wing, earning an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama series, as well as two Golden Globe nominations for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series. He's also known for his roles on
Parks and Recreation and
Brothers & Sisters, among others.
On the big screen, Lowe has an impressive range of credits including
About Last Night,
St. Elmo's Fire,
Tommy Boy, and
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me.
Both of Lowe's memoirs,
Stories I Only Tell my Friends and
Love Life, reached the
New York Times bestseller list.
His Hollywood legacy was cemented—literally—when he received a Walk of Fame star in 2015.
Get ready for Colonel Willis by catching up on Season 1 of Code Black with
CBS All Access.