Skeet Ulrich to star in CBS drama pilot


Another CBS golden boy, Skeet Ulrich, is going for a threepeat at the network.

"The Jericho" alum is set to star on the John Wells-produced untitled medical drama pilot.

The CBS project, written by Hannah Shakespeare, centers on a mobile medical team that travels the U.S. helping those in need get through life-or-death medical crises.

Ulrich will play a key member of the team, a Harvard-educated brilliant cardiologist with rock star looks who embraces the tumult of frequent volunteer missions to escape the hell of his personal life. He is still in love with his ex-wife, now a hopeless junkie, and is holding out hope that she may clean up and come back to him and their six-year-old daughter.

For Ulrich, this marks a third starring vehicle at CBS, following "Jericho" and last year's drama pilot "Back."

He follows in the footsteps of two other favorites of CBS brass, Simon Baker and Alex O'Loughlin.

Baker starred in two short-lived CBS drama series, "The Guardian" and "Smith," before headlining the network's hit "The Mentalist."

O'Loughlin plays the lead on CBS' "Hawaii Five-O" reboot this pilot season, following starring turns on the networks' "Moonlight" and "Three Rivers."

Ulrich is repped by ICM and Brillstein Entertainment.
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