Army Wives' Brigid Brannagh Joins NBC's After Hours Pilot

There’s some more news from NBC’s After Hours pilot; Army Wives’ Brigid Brannagh is joining the pilot as doctor, who will be not very used to the pace of the Emergency Room and will be returning to her life as a doctor after a long split away from the profession. The pilot is coming from Gabe Sachs and Jeff Judah, and will star a slew of big TV names, each playing characters with different roles in the night shift of a prominent fictional hospital.

TV Line first reported the casting news, noting that Brannagh will play Althea Martin, a socialite and recent widow who decides to return to her roots as a doctor after her husband dies. Despite being a trauma doctor, she is unused to the pace of the ER and will butt heads with many of the other staff, after she expresses disinterest in wanting to pull extra weight and continue at a frenetic pace.

I’ve said it once, and I’ll say it again: it takes all types to make a functioning Emergency Room, and After Hours is shaping up to create a cast with different levels of experience, as well as different personalities. Lost’s Ken Leung will play a jaded doctor, and Jeananne Goossen will play a resident. Finally, Freddy Rodriquez will play the suit in the department, and Eoin Macken has joined as another doctor. TV Blend will keep you posted if After Hours makes it to series. There's a gap in the market for a good ensemble hospital story, and After Hours has a decent chance of squeezing into the lineup.

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