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Nicole Ari Parker Will Play Morris Chestnut’s Girlfriend in Fox’s ‘Rosewood’ (Premiering in September)

Nicole Ari Parker Will Play Morris Chestnut's Girlfriend in Fox's 'Rosewood' (Premiering in September)

FOX has set Wednesday nights at 8PM (right before “Empire”) as the time-slot for its new medical drama “Rosewood,” which stars Morris Chestnut, this fall.

Chestnut plays the title character, Rosewood – as in Dr. Beaumont Rosewood – a gifted, charismatic pathologist, and the best at what he does in all of Miami (FL), who owns one of the most sophisticated, state-of-the-art independent labs in the country, and finds the secrets in corpses that others usually miss. Despite being constantly surrounded by death, Rosewood is obsessed with life and savors every moment. His eternal optimism frustrates the cynical female detective he often works with (played by Jaina Lee Ortiz), but she can’t argue with the results that his unique perspective provides.

Announced today, Nicole Ari Parker has been cast in a recurring role on the upcoming series, playing Rosewood’s attractive and successful new girlfriend Kat Crawford, who is described as a highly sought-after psychologist specializing in PTSD who often counsels police, soldiers and others who regularly encounter violence.

The project hails from Todd Harthan, whose past TV credits include “Psych” and “Dominion.”

Chestnut recently inked a 3-picture deal with Sony’s Screen Gems, that will see him act in, as well as produce projects for the studio. Although “Rosewood” is set up at Fox.

Ari Parker is currently co-hosting (with her husband, Boris Kodjoe) a summer talk show also on Fox –  “The Boris and Nicole Show” – which is set to run for 4 weeks.

Rosewood premieres this September on FOX.

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