“The Grinder” may have been canceled after a well-received (if sparsely watched) first season, but you can’t keep Sam Seaborn down for long. Rob Lowe has just been announced as having joined season two of “Code Black,” the hospital drama undergoing significant changes for its sophomore run.
Lowe will play series regular Col. Ethan Willis, a military doctor who relocates from a combat hospital in Afghanistan to join Angels Memorial and share his knowledge with the civvies. He’s joined by fellow newcomers Noah Gray-Cabey, Emily Tyra and Nafessa Williams; season-one regulars Bonnie Somerville and Raza Jaffrey, meanwhile, will not be returning to the CBS drama.
Lowe has worked extensively in TV, with his work on “The West Wing” (for which he received an Emmy nomination) and “Parks and Recreation” perhaps being his best known. “Code Black” returns for its 17-episode second season on September 28.