This pilot is looking like it will be a good one. I love Emily Rose and Christine Lahti is a personal fave.
From Hollywood Reporter:
Emmy winner Christine Lahti and Johnny Sneed have joined the cast of USA Network’s 90-minute pilot “Operating Instructions,” directed by “Hitch” helmer Andy Tennant.
The project, from Conaco Prods. and Universal Cable Prods., centers on Lt. Rachel Scott (Emily Rose), a former Marine who returns from a tour as a Navy surgeon to take a post at a military hospital.
Lahti will play Cmdr. Helen Keller, the hospital’s chief administrator, who butts heads with Rachel almost from the get-go.
Sneed will play Capt. Will McKay, who might share a history with Rachel. He is the hospital’s chief medical officer and arranged for her to take the job there.
Lahti and Sneed join the previously cast Rose, Nick Zano and Diana Maria Riva.
“Instructions” marks Lahti’s return to the medical genre after her Emmy-winning turn on the CBS drama “Chicago Hope.”