'Cold Case' Star Kathryn Morris Joins CBS' 'Surgeon General' Drama

The role would mark the actress' return to series television following the end of the CBS procedural in 2010.
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Kathryn Morris

Kathryn Morris is heading back to CBS.

The Cold Case star has landed the female lead opposite Jason Isaacs in the network's medical drama pilot The Surgeon General, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

The Surgeon General, from executive producer Samuel Baum (Lie to Me), follows Dr. John Sherman (Isaacs) as he steps into the highest medical office in the nation, attracted by the notion of nearly limitless resources, authority and impact on the health of all Americans.

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Morris will portray Lydia Ferrari, the surgeon general's fiercely loyal chief of staff and longtime friend, who was close to Sherman's late wife. The consummate political operative, Ferrari admires Sherman and runs interference when he won't play ball with their White House superiors. Beth Riesgraf and Katherine McNamara co-star.

Baum will write and executive produce the CBS Television Studios entry. Rod Lurie will direct the pilot.

Repped by Gersh and Mosaic, Morris starred on CBS' Cold Case for seven seasons as Lilly Rush. Should the project go to series, this would mark Morris' return to series television.

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