20th Television’s “The Resident” is set to get a major new member of the cast, as Deadline is reporting that Andrew McCarthy has joined the series for a reoccurring role in the last three episodes of the fifth season of the medical drama.
He’s also got an option to become a regular on the sixth season, should the show be renewed as expected.
“The Resident” currently airs on Fox and is available on Hulu in the United States and is released exclusively on Disney+ in many countries including the UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.
The media drama tells the story of Conrad Hawkins, who is one of Chastain Park Memorial Hospital’s best doctors. Charming and arrogant, Conrad likes to take an unconventional approach whenever possible and believes it’s his personal duty to shatter the romantic illusions of the first-year residents. Dr. Devon Pravesh is an innocent idealist who leans on his finely tuned moral compass, but with Conrad’s help, he begins to realize that the practice of medicine is a business, like any other, with less-than-angelic patients and fallible doctors.
Andrew McCarthy has previously starred in “Pretty In Pink” and “St Elmo’s Fire”, in addition to directing multiple episodes of “The Blacklist” and “Orange Is The New Black”.
In “The Resident”, Andrew McCarthy will play Dr. Ian Sullivan, a brilliant pediatric surgeon with endless charm that masks a hidden streak of narcissism. He’s a larger-than-life hero to his young patients, but has a complex relationship with his own daughter.
“The Resident” is available now on Hulu in the US and Disney+ internationally.