CW scrubs up for med school drama

Amy Holden Jones penned the project

The CW is going to medical school with "HMS," an ensemble drama from "Mystic Pizza" writer Amy Holden Jones.

The project, about a group of bright students at Harvard Medical School, marks the producing debut of "Heroes" star Hayden Panettiere, who is attached as co-executive producer.

Jones is the writer-executive producer on the drama, said to have a younger "Grey's Anatomy" vibe to it. The project, in development, hails from Warner Bros. TV.

Jones first developed "HMS" for the WB Network during the 2004-05 development season. Her script recently was brought to the attention of CW brass, who are looking to launch a medical drama franchise.

In addition to "HMS," WME-repped Jones is working on "Mystic Pizza: Another Slice," a two-hour backdoor pilot in development at Lifetime based on the 1988 film she co-wrote.

Panettiere is with WME and Brookside.
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