*Larenz Tate has gotten a promotion on USA’s original medical drama “Rush.”
The “Rescue Me” alum has been upped from “guest star” status to series regular when the program premieres July 17, reports Deadline.
Tate joined the project a guest star because he was already booked in in the comedy pilot “Mr. Robinson” at USA sibling NBC. “Mr. Robinson” has since been picked up to series, but Tate opted for “Rush” instead.
From writer-director Jonathan Levine, “Rush” follows Dr. William Rush (Tom Ellis), a “medical fixer” who privately caters to LA’s elite.
Tate plays Dr. Alex Thomas, Rush’s best friend dating back to medical school and one of the few constants in his life. Unlike Rush, Alex is a man with a plan — he works as a high-ranking physician at one of Los Angeles’ top hospitals and appears to have the ideal family life that Rush has long resisted.