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J.R. Ramirez has landed a recurring role on The CW's new dramedy Emily Owens, M.D., TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.

The House of Payne alum will play AJ, a confident doctor who returns to the hospital after a leave of absence hoping to get his job back. AJ, who was friends with Micah (Michael Rady), also has a bit of a conflicted history in the workplace with Gina Bandari (Necar Zadegan). Could the new Nazi have a soft spot for tough docs?

Why Emily Owens, M.D. is Grey's Anatomy 2.0

Ramirez, whose other credits include GCB and 90210, will first appear in an episode slated for January.

Emily Owens airs Tuesdays at 9/8c on The CW.