Pure Genius (CBS 2016, Dermot Mulroney, Augustus Prew)

 Pure Genius is a cutting-edge medical drama about a young Silicon Valley tech titan who enlists a veteran surgeon with a controversial past to run a state-of-the-art hospital with an ultramodern approach to medicine.

Billionaire genius James Bell (Augustus Prew) built Bunker Hill Hospital determined to revolutionize healthcare and treat the rarest and most challenging medical mysteries, at no charge.

Bell persuades maverick surgeon Dr. Walter Wallace (Dermot Mulroney) to be his Chief of Staff, who believed medicine is a human endeavor, not technological, until a “eureka” moment at the hospital convinced him otherwise.

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Bell’s team of trailblazers includes Dr. Zoe Brockett (Odette Annable), an exceptional, fearlessly frank physician; Dr. Talaikha Channarayapatra (Reshma Shetty), an idealistic, maddeningly literal neurosurgeon who believes the hospital is a beacon for change; Dr. Malik Verlaine (Aaron Jennings), a former gangbanger now spearheading efforts to provide 24/7 health monitoring in poor neighborhoods via computer; Dr. Scott Strauss (Ward Horton), an intense neurologist with an Ivy league pedigree; and Angie Cheng (Brenda Song), an enthusiastic 3-D printer programming whiz.

At Bunker Hill, Bell pairs the most brilliant minds in medicine with the most forward thinkers in technology, and cuts bureaucracy out of the equation, all in the interest of saving lives, including his own.

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production details
USA / CBS – CBS Television Studios – True Jack Productions – Universal Television / 13×43 minutes / Aired from 27 October 2016 – 26 January 2017.

Creators: Jason Katims, Sarah Watson
David Semel as Executive Producer/Director (Pilot)
Michelle Lee as Executive Producer

Dermot Mulroney as Dr. Walter Wallace
Augustus Prew as James Bell
Reshma Shetty as Dr. Talaikha Channarayapatra
Aaron Jennings as Dr. Malik Verlaine
Ward Horton as Dr. Scott Strauss
Brenda Song as Angie Cheng
Odette Annable as Dr. Zoe Brockett
Jade Pettyjohn as Madeline Sorenson
Jessica Garza as Lydia

Alastair James is the editor in chief for Memorable TV. He has been involved in media since his university days. Alastair is passionate about television, and some of his favourite shows include Line of Duty, Luther and Traitors. He is always on the lookout for hot new shows, and is always keen to share his knowledge with others.