She who "played doctor" with not one but two brothers on ABC's Brothers & Sisters now will get to play an actual doctor.
TVGuide.com has learned exclusively that Emily Rose has landed the lead role in the new USA Network series Operating Instructions.
Instructions revolves around a female trauma surgeon who returns home from two overseas tours of duty to take a post as head of surgery at a military hospital. It's an "out of the fire, into the frying pan" thing as Rose's doctor quickly discovers she'll need more than battlefield experience to prevail over bureaucracy, all the while negotiating an unexpected romance.
Last TV season, Rose played Brothers & Sisters' Lena (who bedded both Tommy and Justin Walker in short order) and also enjoyed a multi-episode run on CBS' Jericho. As of late, she has been "interning" on NBC's ER (so maybe she can simply borrow those scrubs).
USA Network recently greenlit two other pilots: Royal Pains (featuring Mark Feuerstein as an on-call physician to wealthy Hamptonites) and White Collar (in which Matthew Bomer's con artist solves crimes with Tim DeKay's FBI agent).