Angela Bassett will join the cast of the Emmy-winning medical drama, ER, as a regular next season, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

In her first full-time series gig, Bassett will play a tough attending with a troubled past who's coming back to Chicago after a few years in Indonesia doing tsunami relief. Her arrival in the second episode next season promises to shake County General's ER to the core.

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In addition to Bassett, original cast member Noah Wyle will join ER for its 15th and final season. Wyle will guest star in at least four of the show's planned 19 episodes.