Shohreh Aghdashloo, a veteran tv actress who has been on ER, FlashForward and House, has signed on for a recurring part as Dr. Jayana Baylor on the new Fox drama The Mob Doctor. Jordana Spiro is the star of the show, which follows a surgeon who has to work with the mob to pay off a family debt even if it puts her - and her friends and loved ones - in danger.
Aghdashloo also famously played Dina Araz, a member of a Los Angeles terrorist cell, on the show 24 during its fourth season.
This is how Dr. Baylor is described, according to Entertainment Weekly:
"A legendary cardiothoracic specialist, Dr. Baylor returns from an Oxford sabbatical to Roosevelt Medical Center in order to perform a groundbreaking cardiac autotransplantation. Coming up through a chauvinistic hospital system, Dr. Baylor has learned to walk quietly but carry a big stick. Beautiful and sharp-witted, Baylor is a passionate surgeon who’s allergic to BS. To the novice, this refusal to suffer fools can appear hard-hearted, but to the people who know her, she simply wants to put fairness and her patients first."
Are you going to give The Mob Doctor a chance? I haven't heard a lot about it yet, but I'm a little worn out on all the medical dramas on TV. Will this one stand out?