The actress, who has recurred on Pretty Little Liars for several seasons, will play one of the Chicago Fire spinoff’s physicians, per our sister site Deadline.
DeVitto’s Lilly Manning is a pregnant ER pediatrician, showrunner Andrew Dettman told TVLine at the Television Critics Association summer press tour in Beverly Hills.
“When we meet her, she’s very pregnant. She’s just a really sweet, warm, midwest [woman who] planned it out, studied, worked hard, got everything to where she wanted – the husband and everything going the way it’s supposed to be going,” he says. “But this is her first child, and it seems to me, at the end of the day, there’s a little bit of denial [about] the fact that she’s about to undergo an enormous change in her life.”
Although DeVitto will be a series regular, she is not coming in to replace Laurie Holden, who played an ER surgeon in the series’ backdoor pilot and recently announced she is leaving the show. DeVitto’s role is one of three — including a young resident and a charge nurse — the show is in the process of filling.
DeVitto’s other TV roles include Army Wives, The Vampire Diaries, One Tree Hill and CSI.
Chicago Med premieres Tuesday, Nov. 10, at 10/9c on NBC.