Scott Foley, Kyle MacLachlan, Michael Boatman Join THE DOCTOR


CBS’ medical drama THE DOCTOR has signed on Scott Foley, Kyle MacLachlan and Michael Boatman, reports Foley plays Christine Lahti’s son and Eva Amurri’s sister, both of whom are already attached to the project. This drama centers on Emily (Lahti), a mother who joins the family medical practice after the death of her husband Ben. There she reconnects with her children David (Foley) and Natasha (Amurri). Kyle MacLachlan plays Jason, a sympathetic pediatrician who ran the practice with his friend Ben and has always had feelings for Emily. Now she is taking over Ben’s third of the practice. Michael Boatman will play Emily’s mentor; he is the chief of staff at the hospital where Emily is doing her residency.

The pilot comes from Warner Bros. Television. It is written by Rina Mimoun (Privileged, Everwood) and directed by David Nutter.

Foley recently appeared on Grey’s Anatomy as Kim Raver’s husband of convenience. MacLachlan was a regular on Desperate Housewives, as well as had a recurring role in How I Met Your Mother. Boatman has ongoing roles in Gossip Girl, The Good Wife, and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.