TVLine Items: New Amsterdam Adds Doc, Skies Vet Joins Swamp and More

New Amsterdam Sendhil Ramamurthy

New Amsterdam is enlisting the medical services of Sendhil Ramamurthy (Heroes), who will recur on the NBC hospital drama as a new doctor, our sister site Deadline reports.

No other details about the incoming doc are currently available.

The role reunites Ramamurthy with creator/executive producer David Schulner and writer Erika Green, who all worked together on NBC’s now-cancelled summer series Reverie.

Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well…

* DC Universe’s upcoming series Swamp Thing has cast Will Patton (Falling Skies) as Avery Sunderland, a prominent businessman who wants to harness the power of the swamp for profit. (As previously reported, Virginia Madsen will play his restless, well-heeled wife.)

* American Idol has promoted radio DJ/comedian Bobby Bones to full-time mentor for the upcoming season.

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