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What's on TV Wednesday? New CBS star and medical drama

CODE BLACK is a heart-pounding medical drama that takes place in the busiest, most notorious ER in the nation, where the staggering influx of patients can outweigh the limited resources available to the extraordinary doctors and nurses whose job is to treat them all--creating a condition known as Code Black. At the heart of the ER\'s controlled chaos is Residency Director Dr. Leanne Rorish, renowned for successfully performing high-risk procedures in Center Stage, the trauma area reserved for the most critical cases. Her four new first-year residents are Christa Lorenson, Malaya Pineda, Mario Savetti and Angus Leighton. Leanne\'s confidante, Jesse Sallander, is an amiable seen-it-all senior nurse who manages the residents. Also working in the ER is Dr. Neal Hudson, an excellent physician who sometimes disagrees with Leanne\'s "cowboy" approach, and Dr. Rollie Guthrie, the energetic, longest-serving attending. In Center Stage, life is measured in seconds, and these heroic doctors and nurses operate with speed and skill within an overwhelmed system to treat the crowds of people who are often there for one of two reasons: to die or to receive a life-saving miracle.  Premieres Wednesday, Sept. 30 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network Photo: Richard Cartwright/CBS Ì?å©2015 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved
CODE BLACK is a heart-pounding medical drama that takes place in the busiest, most notorious ER in the nation, where the staggering influx of patients can outweigh the limited resources available to the extraordinary doctors and nurses whose job is to treat them all--creating a condition known as Code Black. At the heart of the ER\'s controlled chaos is Residency Director Dr. Leanne Rorish, renowned for successfully performing high-risk procedures in Center Stage, the trauma area reserved for the most critical cases. Her four new first-year residents are Christa Lorenson, Malaya Pineda, Mario Savetti and Angus Leighton. Leanne\'s confidante, Jesse Sallander, is an amiable seen-it-all senior nurse who manages the residents. Also working in the ER is Dr. Neal Hudson, an excellent physician who sometimes disagrees with Leanne\'s "cowboy" approach, and Dr. Rollie Guthrie, the energetic, longest-serving attending. In Center Stage, life is measured in seconds, and these heroic doctors and nurses operate with speed and skill within an overwhelmed system to treat the crowds of people who are often there for one of two reasons: to die or to receive a life-saving miracle. Premieres Wednesday, Sept. 30 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network Photo: Richard Cartwright/CBS Ì?å©2015 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved CBS

CBS has the newness tonight with a new cast member on a longrunning series and a new hospital drama.

Here's a rundown of tonight's lineup with comments from TV Remote writer Chuck Barney (CB) and Associated Press TV critic Frazier Moore (FM).

8 p.m.

ABC. The Middle.

CBS. Survivor Cambodia: Second CHance.

Fox. Rosewood.

NBC. The Mysteries of Laura.

8:30 p.m.

ABC. The Goldbergs.

9 p.m.

ABC. Modern Family.

CBS. Aisha Tyler joins Criminal Minds in a recurring role as the drama series opens its 11th season. She plays Dr. Tara Lewis, a forensic psychologist who is an expert on serial killers. — CB

Fox. On Empire, Cookie (Taraji P. Henson) tries to start her own record label from scratch. Of course, she runs into some trouble. Hip-hop and R&B legends Ludacris and Kelly Rowland guest star.

NBC. Law and Order: Special Victims Unit.

9:30 p.m.

ABC. Black-ish.

10 p.m.

ABC. Nashville.

CBS. Code Black, a latter-day ER that's even busier and bloodier, premieres. — FM

NBC. TV Guide says that in the Chicago P.D. season premiere: "a detective is abducted by a heroin kingpin; Lindsay's downward spiral continues; Olinsky confides in Platt about a secret from his past; and Roman shares his worries with Burgess about her impending marriage to Ruzek."

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