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

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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.

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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Aaron Jennings as Malik Verlaine
Augustus Prew as James Bell
Brenda Song as Angie Cheng
Dermot Mulroney as Walter Wallace
Odette Annable as Zoe Brockett
Reshma Shetty as Talaikha Channarayapatra
Ward Horton as Scott Strauss

key behind the scenes crew
David Semel as Executive Producer/Director (Pilot)
Jason Katims as Creator/Executive Producer
Michelle Lee as Executive Producer

show type
medical drama

broadcast from
October 27, 2016
First season capped at 13 episodes on 11/21/16

network and production companies
CBS – CBS Television Studios – True Jack Productions – Universal Television

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