Gifted Man, A (CBS 2011-2012, Patrick Wilson, Jennifer Ehle)

A Gifted Man is a drama about a brilliant, charismatic surgeon whose life changes forever when his deceased ex-wife begins teaching him the meaning of life from the “hereafter.”

Michael Holt is an exceptional doctor who lives a materialistic life of luxury thanks to his work-obsessed career and powerful and wealthy patients; however, Michael’s ordered world is rocked when his ex-wife, Anna, an idealistic free-clinic doctor and the love of his life, mysteriously appears to him.

In an attempt to go back to his “normal” life, Michael visits Anton, a carpenter who moonlights as a Shaman to try and extract Anna’s spirit from his body, but when Anna reappears and asks Michael to go to her clinic to help keep it running, he realizes she needs him more now then ever. Curious about Michael’s sudden change in behavior is his efficient assistant, Rita, who works tirelessly to facilitate his schedule in order to accommodate his added responsibilities at the clinic.

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Touched by those in need and accepting of Anna’s compassionate “presence,” Michael’s attitude toward serving the rich and poor is turned upside down, and he begins to see that there’s room in his life for everyone.

Patrick Wilson as Michael Holt
Jennifer Ehle as Anna Paul
Margo Martindale as Rita Perkins-Hall
Pablo Schreiber as Anton Little Creek
Rhys Coiro as Zeke Barnes

cast changes
Afton Williamson as Autumn (Pilot)
Julie Benz as Christina Holt (Pilot)
Liam Aiken as Milo (Pilot)
S. Epatha Merkerson as Rita (Originally Cast)

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key behind the scenes crew
Carl Beverly as Executive Producer
Jonathan Demme as Executive Producer/Director of Pilot
Neal Baer as Executive Producer
Sarah Timberman as Executive Producer
Susannah Grant as Creator/Executive Producer

show type

broadcast from
September 23, 2011 – March 2, 2012
1 season with 16 episodes in total

network and production companies
CBS – CBS Television Studios – Timberman-Beverly Productions

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