Jane Leeves has a new series regular gig. The “Hot in Cleveland” and “Frasier” alum has been added to the full-time cast of the upcoming second season of Fox’s medical drama “The Resident.”
Leeves will join returning Season 1 series regulars Matt Czuchry, Manish Dayal, Bruce Greenwood, Emily VanCamp and Shaunette Renée Wilson, as well as Malcolm-Jamal Warner and Glenn Morshower, who were promoted from recurring players to regulars for the sophomore year.
“The Resident” centers on the tough, brilliant senior resident Conrad Hawkins (Czuchry) who guides the idealistic young Dr. Devon Pravesh (Dayal) through the beginning of his own residency, pulling back the curtain on what really happens, both good and bad, in modern-day medicine.
Leeves will play Dr. Kitt Voss, a star orthopedic surgeon and kickass new mentor for the hospital’s residents. Kitt attracts the roving eye of Dr. Bell (Greenwood), while butting heads with larger-than-life cardio-thoracic surgeon AJ Austin (Warner).
“The Resident” is produced by 20th Century Fox Television and was created by Amy Holden Jones, Roshan Sethi and Hayley Schore. Executive producers include Holden Jones, Todd Harthan, Rob Corn, Antoine Fuqua, David Boorstein, Oly Obst and Phillip Noyce.
The show was picked up for a second season in May.