John C. McGinley will not only turn in his scrubs but also take a walk on the dramatic side for his next role, in the CBS pilot Back.
Back revolves around Skeet Ulrich's character, who returns home to mysteriously discover that he was reported missing eight years earlier [after the 11 Sept attacks]. Sherry Stringfield (ER) plays Ulrich's wife and the mother of their two kids. The thing is, she has since moved on with - and married - McGinley's firefighter. Awk. Ward.
In other CBS pilot news courtesy of the Hollywood Reporter, Jacqueline Bisset has landed a lead in The Eastmans, a drama about the founding of the Kodak camera company a family of doctors. Bisset, says the Hollywood Reporter, will play the matriarch, an emergency-room nurse.