Eriq La Salle

Eriq La Salle will reunite with his ER boss Neal Baer on A Gifted Man.

The Hollywood Reporter says La Salle will play Evan Morrison, a neuropsychiatrist who focuses on human behavior. La Salle's arc on the upcoming series will include at least four episodes.

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A Gifted Man stars Patrick Wilson stars as a hotshot neurosurgeon whose dead ex-wife (Jennifer Ehle) suddenly appears, asking for his help at the free clinic she left in her wake.

"Patrick reminded me of [Eriq] and Noah [Wyle] because they were so dedicated to learning how to suture and Patrick has learned how to tie surgical knots," Baer recently told TVGuide.com.  

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La Salle also directed and guest-starred on an episode of Baer's previous series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.

A Gifted Man premieres Friday, Sept. 23 at 10/9c on CBS.