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The new heart-pounding medical drama “Code Black” takes place in the busiest, most notorious ER in the nation, Angels Memorial Hospital 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 (Marcia Gay Harden) renowned for successfully performing high-risk procedures in Center Stage, the trauma area reserved for the most critical cases. 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.

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“In this ‘Code Black’ family my character, Dr. Leann Rorish, is the chief resident doctor, so she teaches the residents and they call her Daddy,” says Marcia Gay Harden of her character. “And Luis is the main head nurse and they call him Mama.”

STARRING: Marcia Gay Harden (Dr. Leanne Rorish), Bonnie Somerville (Christa Lorenson), Raza Jaffrey (Dr. Neal Hudson), Luis Guzmán (Jesse Sallander), Melanie Chandra (Malaya Pineda), Harry M. Ford (Angus Leighton), Benjamin Hollingsworth (Mario Savetti) and William Allen Young (Dr. Rollie Guthrie)

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PREMIERES: Wednesday, Sept. 30 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT)

TIME SLOT: Wednesday (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT)

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