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Angela Bassett Reports To The 'ER'

I never caught the ERbug, even during its peak period. It's certainly nowhere near as popular as it once was, especially when George Clooney was a cast member. But at least she'll be working on a decent show, I guess...

From Hollywood Reporter:

Angela Bassett to take on a regular role for 'ER' final season
By Nellie Andreeva


"ER" is adding star power for its final season.

Angela Bassett will join the cast of the Emmy-winning medical drama as a regular next season.In her first full-time series gig, Bassett will play a tough attending with a troubled past who's coming back to Chicago after a few years in Indonesia doing tsunami relief. Her arrival in the second episode next season promises to shake County General's ER to the core.

"Angela is a wonderfully talented actress whom I've long hoped to work with," said "ER" exec producer John Wells.

In addition to Bassett, original cast member Noah Wyle will join "ER" for its 15th and final season. Wyle will guest star in at least four of the show's planned 19 episodes.Bassett, who starred in Tyler Perry's "Meet the Browns," recently wrapped the B.I.G. biopic "Notorious." She is repped by CAA and Untitled.

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2 comments:

  1. theblackactor.com said...
     

    Oh, she's going to do TV?

    I've never seen ER; maybe a snippet here or there.

  2. The Obenson Report said...
     

    @ TBA - I think TV has become a kind of repository for actresses over 40. Compared to film, there are probably more over-40 actresses working in television - Kyra Sedgwick, Holly Hunter, Glenn Close, the entire cast of Desperate Housewives (except for Longoria), Sally Field, Mary-Louise Parker, and of course Angela Bassett... there are probably others, but I can't think of them right now. I expect others will follow eventually.

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