ER has tapped Paula Malcomson for a seasonlong arc, while comedian Ayda Field has joined another NBC/Warner Bros. TV drama series, the upcoming Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, says The Hollywood Reporter.

Dougray Scott is in negotiations to recur on ABC's Desperate Housewives. On Housewives, from Touchstone TV, Scott will play a new love interest for Susan Mayer (Teri Hatcher). Scott, who most recently starred on the NBC series Heist and the ABC miniseries The Ten Commandments.