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Now and 'Den'

Rob Lowe resurfaces as ''Dr. Vegas.'' In a CBS pilot, the ''Lyon's Den'' and ''West Wing'' alum will play a resident medic at a casino

Here's another reason for William Petersen to grumble. The ''CSI: Crime Scene Investigation'' star has complained that CBS has diluted the franchise with spinoffs, even hinting that he'll quit when his contract is up in a couple years. Now, according to Variety and The Hollywood Reporter, CBS is bringing to Las Vegas another handsome scientist who'll probe people's innards. It's Rob Lowe, rebounding from his short-lived NBC drama ''The Lyon's Den'' to star in a new CBS pilot called ''Dr. Vegas.'' He'll play Dr. George Rivers, the staff medic at a casino. It may look like a comedown from serving in the White House on ''The West Wing,'' but at least in ''Vegas,'' he'll be working at a place where the house always wins.

Originally posted Mar 02, 2004