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Courtney B. Vance has been admitted to the

ER. The actor has signed on to do a multi-episode guest arc on the long-running medical drama, NBC announced. Vance, 48, will play the husband of Angela Bassett's character - fitting since the duo are married in real life. "We are excited to see the on-screen chemistry and emotion this incredibly talented husband and wife team will bring to our show," David Zabel, the show's executive producer, said. The joint appearances will mark the first time the couple has acted on-screen together. Bassett, 50, will be a regular on

ER next season - the drama's 15th and last - playing the new ER chief, Dr. Catherine Bancroft. Vance is best known for his five-year run as ADA Ron Carver on Law & Order: Criminal Intent. ER kicks off its final season on Sept. 25. - Joyce Eng