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The Resident - Melina Kanakaredes Joins Cast as Series Regular

Thanks to "A" for the heads up.

EXCLUSIVE: Former CSI: NY star Melina Kanakaredes has been tapped as a new series regular on Fox‘s upcoming medical drama series The Resident.

Written by Amy Holden Jones, Hayley Schore and Roshan Sethi, directed by Phillip Noyce and executive produced by Antoine Fuqua, The Resident centers on a tough, brilliant senior resident who guides an idealistic young doctor through his first day, pulling back the curtain on what really happens, both good and bad, in modern-day medicine.

Kanakaredes will play a new character, Dr. Lane Hunter. As the top oncologist in the state of Georgia, Lane is brilliant, warm and a strong leader who spends every waking moment tending to her patients. However, as the season unfolds, we discover an unexpected complexity in Lane as surprising twists and turns end up driving a harrowing thriller arc.