Scandal stars Katie Lowes and Cornelius Smith Jr land new TV shows

Hannah Lovejoy
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Photo credit: Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for The Black Rebirth Collective (BRC)
Photo credit: Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for The Black Rebirth Collective (BRC)

Two Scandal alums have landed major roles on new CBS and Apple TV+ shows.

Katie Lowes (who played Quinn Perkins on the ABC drama) is getting ready to appear on a new comedy series about a professional bowler in a lead role opposite Pete Holmes.

Cornelius Smith Jr (who fans will recognise as Marcus Walker) has been cast in Five Days at Memorial, an Apple TV+ limited series where he'll feature as a lead alongside Vera Farmiga and Adepero Oduye.

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Photo credit: Earl Gibson III/WireImage - Getty Images

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Lowes' as yet untitled project is based on the life of professional bowler Tom Smallwood. After being let go from a job in a factory, Tom makes the decision to follow his dream of becoming a full-time bowler while providing for his family.

Lowes has landed the role of Jen, Tom's caring wife and the mother to their son, Graham. Jen works in a hair salon and is dedicated to her family as she supports Tom while he chases his dream.

Hawaii Five-0 actor Chi McBride will also appear in the series and will play the role of Archie, the owner of the bowling alley that Tom frequently visits his mentor.

Photo credit: Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for The Black Rebirth Collective (BRC)
Photo credit: Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for The Black Rebirth Collective (BRC)

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As for Smith Jr's new role, Five Days at Memorial is based on the non-fiction book of the same name by Sheri Fink. It explores the first five days in a New Orleans hospital after Hurricane Katrina.

As the natural disaster caused devastation, medical staff and caregivers were forced to make difficult choices. Smith's new role is playing Dr Bryant King, who feels caught in the middle of the life-and-death situation.

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