CBS Adds 'Surgeon General' Drama Pilot From 'Lie to Me' Creator

Samuel Baum Headshot - P 2013
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Samuel Baum Headshot - P 2013

CBS is looking to tell a story about the top doc.

The network on Monday handed out a pilot order to The Surgeon General, a medical show centered on America's doctor -- the surgeon general of the United States.

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The CBS Television Studios drama is written and executive produced by Samuel Baum, who created Fox's Lie to Me.

Surgeon General becomes the network's seventh drama pilot order this season, joining Toni Collette starrer Hostages, which revolves around a surgeon who is thrown into a political conspiracy, as well as an NCIS: L.A. spinoff and Beverly Hills Copamong others.

Including Monday's order, the network is on par with last year, when it ordered eight comedies and eight drama pilots. More are expected to come at the network this season.

Baum is repped by CAA and Jackoway Tyerman.