According to The Hollywood Reporter, James Tupper has been cast in NBC's drama pilot Mercy.

The project, from Universal Media Studios, is a comedic drama about three nurses at Mercy Hospital bound together in friendship by the highs and lows of their personal and professional lives.

Tupper will play Dr. Chris Sands, a new doctor at Mercy Hospital who had a sizzling affair with one of the nurses while both were stationed in Iraq.

Tupper starred on ABC's dramedy Men in Trees. He recently did a four-episode arc on ABC's comedy Samantha Who?

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