December 7th, 2011
05:34 PM ET
One of the nation’s most famous doctors has teamed up with an A-list TV producer to create a new medical drama.
TNT has ordered a pilot from David E. Kelley (“Chicago Hope,” “Ally McBeal”) and CNN chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta.
Kelley wrote the pilot for “Chelsea General,” a dramatic hospital series based on Gupta’s upcoming novel “Monday Mornings.”
Fans of fare like “Grey’s Anatomy” should enjoy the show, which centers on five surgeons dealing with professional and personal issues.
“'Chelsea General' promises to be a smart, witty and extremely powerful medical drama, the kind of series David E. Kelley is renowned for making,” Michael Wright, the executive vice president head of programming for TNT, TBS and Turner Classic Movies, said in a statement. “We look forward to working with David and Sanjay in bringing the doctors’ fascinating stories and characters to television.”
Both Kelley and Gupta will executive produce the series. Gupta's "Monday Mornings" arrives next March.
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