New interns on schedule for final season of 'ER'


NBC's "ER" has added four new cast members — Shiri Appleby, Julian Morris, Emily Rose and Victor Rasuk — for its upcoming final season.

The quartet will recur as new interns at County General Hospital on the medical drama from Warner Bros. TV.

Appleby and Morris will play siblings Daria and Andrew Wade. Daria is smart and eager to learn, while Andrew uses his looks, smarts and charm to get ahead. Rose will play Tracy Martin, an ambitious intern who likes to control things. Rasuk was cast as Ryan Sanchez, who's a tad nervous and often is on his cell phone fielding questions from his wife.

"The new group of young characters adds a burst of fresh energy and a bunch of different personalities for us to play off of as we enter our 15th and final season," executive producer David Zabel said.

Appleby ("Roswell") is repped by Gersh and John Carrabino Management. Morris ("Valkyrie") is with Gersh and Jai Khanna at Brillstein. Rose ("Brothers & Sisters") is repped by Domain and Forward Entertainment. Rasuk ("Stop-Loss") is with Gersh and Washington Square Arts. (partialdiff)