Cibrian and Beach to star in ensemble drama

Eddie Cibrian (“Living Out Loud”) and Michael Beach (“ER”) have been cast in John Wells’ latest NBC ensemble drama “Third Watch,” from Warner Bros. TV.

Other cast members include Bobby Cannavale (“Trinity”), Coby Bell (“ER”), Molly Price (“Pushing Tin”), Kim Raver (“Trinity”), Anthony Ruivivar (“All My Children”), Skipp Sudduth (“54″) and Jason Wiles (“Beverly Hills, 90210″).

Production has already begun on the series, which is set in New York and has a 13-episode Peacock commitment. The show was written and executive produced by Wells, the creator of “ER,” and the teleplay is from Wells and Ed Berner. Christopher Chulack is director and executive producer.

Drama is about paramedics, police and firefighters who work in New York City during the “third watch” hours from 3 p.m. to midnight.

Beach, who played Al Boulet on “ER” and has appeared in films like “Waiting to Exhale” and “Soul Food,” stars as a paramedic. Cibrian, whose credits include “The Young and the Restless” and “Baywatch Nights,” plays a firefighter. He’ll keep his current role on NBC’s “Sunset Beach” soap while doing the Wells primetime series.

Bell plays a rookie police officer, while Sudduth (“Ronin,” “Oz”) is his partner. Cannavale and Raver plays paramedic partners. Price and Wiles are cops, and Ruivivar (“Starship Troopers”) is a neophyte paramedic.

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