First responder paramedics are the focus of this medical drama set in San Francisco. Derek Luke (Notorious), Cliff Curtis (10,000 B.C.), Anastasia Griffith (Damages) and Jamey Sheridan (Law & Order: Criminal Intent) star.
Dancing With the Stars (ABC), Two and a Half Men and The Big Bang Theory (CBS), Lie to Me (Fox), Gossip Girl (CW)
Who Was on the Panel:
Jamey Sheridan, Taylor Kinney, Kevin Rankin, Anastasia Griffith, Derek Luke, Cliff Curtis, Aimee Garcia; and executive producers Peter Berg, Jeffrey Reiner and Dario Scardapane.
Former Chicago Hope star Peter Berg on medical dramas today versus the past:
“Chicago Hope was a great experience. I was talking to Jamey. Jamey and I acted together on Chicago Hope, and I think that, you know, medical dramas will always be relevant and always provide you with the opportunity to do something that really connects with an audience. In the case of Chicago Hope, we were fortunate to have a real maverick in David Kelley. And in the case of Trauma, to have Dario on board, who is, I think, a real visionary, is more important than anything else. Upping the ante, I think, is only as relevant as creating compelling characters. And I think the ante is upped here. It is more visceral. But at the end of the day, we’ve got a great cast and a great show runner, and that’s what is most important.”
The lack of lead-in support (the axe should be officially swinging on Heroes next season) and the severity of the competition (one of the most difficult hours in primetime) are the two obvious obstacles Trauma has to face. But now that NBC is launching another fall medical drama, Mercy, in place of the benched Parenthood on Wednesday, this is yet another nail in Trauma’s coffin. Don’t get too used to Trauma.
Chance of Survival for Trauma (Based on a scale of 1-1 to 10-1):
Did You Know?
Peter Berg’s sole Emmy Award nomination to-date was for directing the pilot episode of NBC’s Friday Night Lights.
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