Are you tired of medical dramas yet? CBS hopes you aren’t because the network is launching yet another one with Pure Genius. The show stars Augustus Prew as a tech billionaire who decides to start up a hospital, with Dermot Mulroney as the doctor he enlists to run it. Read on for a preview of the show and to learn when it debuts.
Pure Genius was created by Jason Katims, the same writer/producer behind Friday Night Lights and Parenthood. The show is completely different from both of those, though. Prew plays James Bell, a Silicon Valley tech billionaire who decides to give back to the community by building the high-tech Bunker Hill hospital, where he takes on challenging medical cases for free. He decides to bring in Dr. Walter Wallace, played by Mulroney, as his chief of staff. Initially, Wallace is skeptical of Bell’s technological perspective of medicine, but he warms up to it.
Once the show establishes its premise though, you can expect it to become a procedural, like most CBS shows, where each episode focuses on one medical case that’s somehow solved in 42 minutes.
PREMIERE DATE: Thursday, October 27, 2016
TIME: 10 p.m. ET
CHANNEL: CBS (Click here to find your local CBS affiliate.)
EPISODE DESCRIPTION: “Pilot”: A veteran surgeon with a controversial past is enlisted to run an ultramodern hospital with a cutting-edge approach to medicine in the premiere of this drama.
Dermot Mulroney as Dr. Walter Wallace
Augustus Prew as James Bell
Odette Annable as Dr. Zoe Brockett
Reshma Shetty as Dr. Talaikha Channarayapatra
Aaron Jennings as Dr. Malik Verlaine
Ward Horton as Dr. Scott Strauss
Brenda Song as Angie Cheng
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