Bess Rous (Beth Henley’s play The Jacksonian) has joined the cast of Murder In The First, TNT’s drama pilot co-created by Steven Bochco and Eric Lodal. It is a murder mystery set in contemporary San Francisco that centers on two SFPD homicide detectives, Terry Seagrave (Taye Diggs) and Hildy Mulligan (Kathleen Robertson), as they take on a case that seems more like a maze. Rous, repped by Greene & Associates and The Coronel Group, plays Wexler, a techy that is Erich Blount’s brilliant CTO and head of R&D.
Christopher Thornton has booked a role in the CBS drama pilot The Surgeon General, which centers on Dr. John Sherman (Jason Isaacs), the most powerful doctor in the nation who has 315 million patients. Thornton will play a funny wheelchair-bound Russian computer scientist and master researcher with a 4.0 from MIT who has developed a life-changing algorithm. Confined to a wheelchair in real life, Thornton, repped by Sweeney Entertainment, recurs as David Spade’s new assistant on Rules Of Engagement. READ MORE »
CBS’ drama pilot The Surgeon General has enlisted three well known actors for guest starring/potentially recurring roles. The project centers on Dr. John Sherman (Jason Isaacs), the most powerful doctor in the nation, the Surgeon General, who has 315 million patients. Anna Deavere Smith will play the Vice President; Paul … Read More »
CBS has won the Jason Isaacs sweepstakes. The Awake star, who was offered virtually every drama male lead in his age range this season, has closed a deal for CBS’ The Surgeon General. The … Read More »
CBS has added a medical drama to its mix of hourlong pilots, greenlighting The Surgeon General from Lie To Me creator/executive producer Samuel Baum. Baum wrote and executive produces the CBS TV Studios-produced project, which centers on Dr. John Sherman — the most powerful doctor in the nation, the Surgeon General, who has 315 million patients. As “America’s Doctor,” Sherman and his team battle the powerful forces of politics and business, fighting to protect the health of everyday Americans. The Surgeon General stems from the development deal Baum inked with CBS TV Studios last fall. Read More »