Paging Kari Matchett to the ER

Veteran drama ER, returning this fall for what is possibly its very last outing, has landed yet another doctor.

Kari Matchett, late of 24 (in a role termed by one Televisionary reader as "Slutty Blonde Girl"), Invasion, Shark, and TNT's short-lived medical drama Heartland, has been cast on NBC's ER.

It's hardly surprising that Matchett will play a doctor, a role not unfamiliar to this actress who has played a member of medical professionals twice in the last two seasons of television. (She also played a nurse a few years back on the Canadian series Plague City.) On ER, she'll play Skye Wexler, the new attending in the County General Hospital emergency room.

Matchett, who played the traitorous Lisa Miller last season on 24, will have some company from that real-time thriller as Reiko Aylesworth (a.k.a. Michelle Dessler on 24) joins the cast of the long running medical drama on October 25.

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Jace is an LA-based television development and acquisitions exec who watches way too much television for his own good and would love a TiVo for every room in the house. (He’s halfway there.) His blog, Televisionary, can be found at televisionaryblog.com.