Pilot Scoop: CBS Orders Surgeon General Drama

logo-cbs-300CBS is looking to take the medical drama to new heights — that being no less than the office of the Surgeon General of the United States.

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The Eye network on Monday ordered the drama pilot The Surgeon General, to be penned and exec-produced by Lie to Me creator Samuel Baum and revolve around “America’s doctor.”

CBS’ previous drama pilot orders — all of which can be found here — include Hart Hanson’s Backstrom, a Beverly Hills Cop follow-up, The Ordained (about a son in a Kennedy-esque family that leaves the priesthood to become a lawyer) and the NCIS: Los Angeles spin-off.

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  1. heh i thought it was gonna be some General Hospital like night time soap… and was gonna say shouldn’t it be on ABC.

  2. Another boring-ass doctor/lawyer/cop CBS procedural drama

    • Pickles says:


    • Pamela says:

      … yes, those terribly written, uncreative, and untalented casts of those boring #1 CBS procedural dramas. Look, it can be a cop show, medical drama, or other … it’s how they are presented with great writing, great actors, and a unique plot twist that will keep those audiences tuned into CBS for years to come. The other networks have to rely on singing and dancing shows for the brainless because they just can’t recreate the formula. Each one of those boring shows, as you call them, is unique, not because of the professional field they have chosen for the backdrop, but because they have the best in the business developing and producing them.

  3. Billy says:

    So it’s just going to be the west wing just set in the surgeon general’s office…because (correct me if I’m wrong) I don’t think the surgeon general actually sees patients during their tenure in that office they just work on policy…and if that’s the case Im not sure about this because if they are trying for a true medical drama (ex. House, Grey’s Anatomy) they can only have the surgeon general stumble upon someone in need of medical attention so many times before it gets predictable…

  4. Allyson says:

    I hope this show is true to who doctors are and not the negativity that get on tv shows like on that horrible show Nurse Jackie. I refuse to watch any show that tears down doctors. Yes it is televison, but I am hoping this show will show positive things about doctors. They served to protect and save the lives of people. They work long hours doing everything they can to help those in need. So CBS please do not go down that negative route. It sends a bad message to the public. Doctors are wonderful people and it should be shown on televison!

    • Alienate says:

      Today’s doctors are mainly TOOLS of Big Pharma. “try this drug..no workie? ok, try This drug. Repeat until patient dies or gives up.
      And don’t even get me started about your chances to survive if you are admitted to a hospital.

  5. N says:

    The only thing that seems even remotely potentially interesting here to me is the Beverly Hills Cop remake.