'ER' Admits Courtney B. Vance

Angela Bassett will likely not miss her husband too much when she's working on "ER" this season. He'll be on set with her.

Courtney B. Vance, Bassett's real-life spouse, has taken a recurring role for the NBC drama's 15th and last season. He'll be playing the husband of Bassett's character, a new attending physician at County General.

"We are excited to see the on-screen chemistry and emotion this incredibly talented husband and wife team will bring to our show," executive producer David Zabel says. "Fans are in for a treat, and we couldn't be more thrilled that they chose 'ER' to make their first [TV] appearance together."

Vance starred on NBC's "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" for five seasons, playing Assistant District Attorney Ron Carver. His TV credits also include Lifetime's "State of Mind," the original "Law & Order" and the 1995 HBO movie "The Tuskegee Airmen."

On the big screen, he's appeared in "The Hunt for Red October," "Panther" -- which also featured Bassett -- "Cookie's Fortune" and "Space Cowboys."