Alfre Woodard (Associated Press photo)
Four-time Emmy Award winner and three-time Screen Actors Guild Award winner Alfre Woodard has joined the cast of the medical drama “Three Rivers,” which will premiere Sunday, Oct. 4 on CBS.
A Tulsa native, Woodard will play Dr. Sophia Jordan, a brilliant surgeon at the top of her field and head of surgery for the hospital, according to a CBS news release. Her character will possess a vast amount of experience from training all around the world, which gives her an extremely diverse point-of-view.
Woodard’s television credits include Emmy Award-winning performances in “Hill Street Blues,” “L.A. Law,” “Miss Ever’s Boys” and “The Practice.” She has starred in numerous feature films, including “Cross Creek,” for which she was nominated for an Academy Award, and the hit Tyler Perry’s “The Family That Preys.”
Here is the plot summary, from CBS:
“Three Rivers” is a medical drama that goes inside the emotionally complex lives of organ donors, the recipients and the surgeons at the preeminent transplant hospital in the country, where every moment counts. However, dealing with donor families in their darkest hour and managing the fears and concerns of apprehensive recipients takes much more than just a sharp scalpel. In this high-stakes arena, in which every case is a race against the clock, these tenacious surgeons and medical professionals are the last hope for their patients.
Woodard is a talented and underrated actress, and her involvement is enough to get me to tune in at least once to “Three Rivers,” even though “House” is the only medical drama that’s ever really held my attention.