already gave audiences one new genius in Bull
, but get prepared for another one in a show that has "genius" right in the title. James Bell is the main character in the new medical drama Pure Genius
, which comes from the mind of Jason Katims (Parenthood
, Friday Night Lights
The series stars Augustus Prew as James Bell, a billionaire tech genius who decides to open a high-tech hospital named Bunker Hill, where he will help patients suffering from rare ailments at no cost to them. He already has a team of doctors, but has decided to bring in Dr. Walter Wallace (Dermot Mulroney). Of course, Wallace doesn't quite buy Bell's ideas on how to use technology in medicine, but he warms up to it by the end of the pilot. Once the set-up is out of the way, Pure Genius
can get into case-of-the-week mode.
for a look at the cast of Pure Genius
, which starts on October 27 at 10 p.m. ET. (Sonja Flemming/CBS)