11:00am PT by Lesley Goldberg
Taye Diggs Joins Fox's 'Rosewood'
Fox's Rosewood is enlisting Taye Diggs.
The Private Practice and Hedwig alum has been tapped for a recurring role on the freshman medical drama.
Diggs — who wrapped his run on Broadway's Hedwig and the Angry Inch — will play Dr. Mike Boyce, a world-renowned infectious disease doctor based in Miami and the longtime best friend of Dr. Beaumont Rosewood (Morris Chestnut). Boyce is brought in to consult on a case and catches the eye of Detective Villa (Jaina Lee Ortiz), much to Rosewood’s surprise.
The role marks a reunion for Diggs with Chestnut after both starred in feature The Best Man, and its sequel, The Best Man Holiday.
Diggs will make his Rosewood debut in November.
The casting marks the latest doctor turn for Diggs after his starring role in Shondaland's Grey's Anatomy spinoff, Private Practice. Diggs, whose credits also include TNT's Murder in the First, is represented by ICM Partners, Authentic Management and Franklin Weinrib.
Rosewood airs Wednesdays on Fox.