USA Network’s RUSH [WATCH VIDEO]
The “fixer” theme, which have been popularized by ABC’s “Scandal,” had caught the attention of another TV network. The USA Network leveled up from its rivals with the newest “edgy” medical drama “RUSH,” starring “Once Upon A Time” star Tom Ellis. Check out our preview on USA Network’s “RUSH,” which premieres on Thursday, July 17, 2014 at 9:00 p.m.
“RUSH” is written and directed by “Warm Bodies” film maker Jonathan Levine with Gina Matthews and Grant Scharbo (“Missing,” “13 Going on 30”). “The Shield” EP Adam Fierro has been tapped to work on “RUSH,” which is his first ever project as a showrunner/creator.
“RUSH” will focus on another “fixer” similar to Kerry Washington of ABC’s “Scandal” and Liev Schreiber of Netflix’s “Ray Donovan.” However, this time, British actor Tom Ellis will portray the role of Dr. William Rush, a “fixer” in the medical world.
Rush is a former ER doctor who had turned his life around after being addicted to pills. He now works as an on-call physician who secretly takes the cases of the Los Angeles’ rich and powerful people in exchange of a large sum of money. Though he usually fixes other’s problem, he is not immune from partying hard and doing dirty works.
His adherence to his fast-paced life in Hollywood will be a problem for several women in his life, including his former lover, Sarah (Odette Annable), and assistant, Eve (Sarah Habel.)
Rush’s medical school best friend, Dr. Alex Thomas (Larenz Tate), will try to put the balance in his already complicated life. Alex, unlike Rush, currently works as a top physician in one of the prestigious hospitals in Los Angeles.
On the other hand, he will be not be alone in his quest. He will be joined by Manny Maquis (Rick Gonzales), who supplies Rush through his vast connections.
The Hollywood Reporter (THR) shared that the network had ordered the pilot seasons for “RUSH” and two other new series including “Complications” and “The Novice and Rush” in 2013.
USA Network president Chris McCumber announced their desire on “creating the next evolution” of TV drama series.
“This particular mix of dramas comes from some of the top writers and producers in the industry, each of whom brings a distinct point of view and unique talent for developing high-stakes storylines and compelling characters,” said McCumberin the THR article.
Moreover, Deadline reported that “RUSH” will be added to the network’s 2014-2015 TV season. It will premiere alongside “Satisfaction” on USA’s Thursday primetime schedule.
And that’s it for the preview of USA’s “RUSH.” It premieres on Thursday, July 17, 2014 at 9:00 p.m. on USA. Check out Movie News Guide (MNG) regularly for more updates on “RUSH,” as well as other entertainment news.
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