Scandal star Joe Morton has joined the cast of TNT's supernatural medical pilot Proof, TVGuide.com has learned.
Executive-produced by Kyra Sedgwick, the drama stars Jennifer Beals as Dr. Kathryn Russo, a brilliant surgeon who begins investigating supernatural phenomena including resurrections, out-of-body experiences, and hauntings. In her personal life, Russo is grappling with the loss of her teenage son and trying to salvage her strained relationship with her daughter.
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Morton, whose credits also include The Good Wife and White Collar, will play Dr. Charles Russell, the serious, dry, and intimidating head of Katherine's hospital, who is hard-pressed to control the maverick Katherine, but who appreciates her abilities and commitment. Since Morton is only a guest star on Scandal, he could potentially still make appearances on the ABC drama as Rowan, the father of Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington).
Rob Bragin will write the pilot and Alex Graves will direct. Sedgwick previously starred in and executive-produced TNT's police drama The Closer.