Rob Lowe returning to your TV this fall

It won't be long before the glorious presence of one of Dayton's favorite sons, Rob Lowe, graces your television screen once again.

Lowe annouced through his Instagram his new role on the CBS drama "Code Black."

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First day of medical boot camp on #CodeBlack #selfie surrounded by great actors.

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He'll be playing the character of Col. Ethan Willis, a doctor in the U.S. military’s prestigious combat casualty care research program who has been pulled out of a combat hospital in Afghanistan and embedded at Angels Memorial to teach what the military has learned about combat medicine. His aggressive, rule-breaking style is greeted enthusiastically by Dr. Leanne Rorish (Marcia Gay Harden), but not by all the other doctors. 

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Lowe's addition to the cast of the medical drama is part of the network's revamping of the series, heading into its second season, to attract a younger audience.

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Just months after the cancellation of his FOX show "The Grinder" for which he was nominated for a Golden Globe, Lowe was unsure he'd do network television again. He previously had substantial runs on "Parks and Recreation" and "The West Wing".

Lowe will make his "Code Black" debut on the show's second-season premiere, set for Wednesday, Sept. 28, at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

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