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It’s safe to say CBS wants a medical drama this fall.
The network picked up another medical drama pilot on Wednesday, “The Eastmans” (about family of doctors), in addition to the previously announced “Miami Trauma” (about trauma surgeons, presumably living in Miami) and “Three Rivers” (about organ transplants).
Let’s consider this a moment. CBS will have, say, three drama slots open in the fall. Safe to say they’re not going to roll out more than one new medical drama. So if you’re working one of these pilots for CBS, you probably got a 33% shot of having a series on in the fall. I can’t decide if these odds are better or worse than average. Probably better. One of the pilots is even produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, and CBS still ordered two others. Just to be safe.
CBS also picked up the Shawn Ryan-produced “Confessions of a Contractor,” based on Richard Murphy’s book and centering on a sexy and successful L.A. contractor.
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