Good news in tvland. Angela Bassett is joining the cast of ER for it’s 15th and final season.
By Nellie Andreeva
“ER” is adding star power for its final season. Angela Bassett will join the cast of the medical drama as a regular in the fall, the first full-time series gig for the Oscar-nominated star of “What’s Love Got to Do With It.”
Bassett will play a troubled physician who’s coming back to Chicago after a few years in Indonesia doing tsunami relief. Her arrival in the second episode promises to shake County General’s ER to the core.
In addition to Bassett, original cast member Noah Wyle will join “ER” for its 15th and final season. As previously announced, he will guest star in at least four of the show’s planned 19 episodes. Wyle left the show at the end of Season 11 in 2005.
Bassett, who starred in Tyler Perry’s “Meet the Browns,” recently wrapped the B.I.G. biopic “Notorious.”
I guess this will finally get me to start watching ER again. I use to watch the show on a regular basis for a long time but I finally got turned off about 3 seasons ago. To me the show just wasn’t the same after the main characters who started out on the show from the beginning left. The new characters they added didn’t impress me. But having Angela added to the cast and Noah Wylie coming back on the show will have me setting my dvr this fall 🙂