ABC Puts Out Pilot Commitment to a Medical Drama from David Marshall Grant

By Kitin Miranda | 3 years ago
ABC Puts Out Pilot Commitment to a Medical Drama from David Marshall Grant
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Another medical drama is joining the growing roster of medical dramas that are currently being developed. Deadline reports that ABC will be producing one as well. However, this new show will be slightly different, as it does  not center on an individual doctor or a group of doctors within a hospital. It will be about a person who takes on the fight against the crazy and dangerous American health care system. Read on to learn more about this story.

According to Deadline, the new medical drama that will be developed by ABC hails from David Marshall Grant (“Smash”). It will be based on the true lifestory of the show’s executive producer Sheldon Turner former agent, Byrdie Lifson-Pompan. She was a literary agent who was misdiagnosed, as a brain tumor was not detected in her brain later on. She was able to undergo surgery and recover.

After she recovered, she decided to become a medical advocate and teamed up with Dr. Valerie Urlene in order to set up Clear Health Advisors. They help patients get through the system be provided with good healthcare and proper and correct treatment for their illness.

The television series will center around a high-powered business woman who has a medical scare. She is then misdiagnosed and witnesses the horrors of the healthcare system. Then she shocks the entire world when she decides to change her profession, leaves the corporate world and becomes a medical advocate for others. She starts to help others navigate the chaotic world of the healthcare system.

So far, the new medical advocate drama has had a high-profile pilot commitment from ABC. This drama is coming from Vendetta, outside the first look deal they have with Sony TV and Warner Brothers TV.

The series will be written by David Marshall Grant, with Lifson-Pompan and Ulene serving as consulting producers. It will be executive produced by Grant, Sheldon Turner and Jennifer Klein.

And that’s the latest scoop on ABC’s pilot commitment to a new medical drama. For more news and updates on upcoming television shows and movies, keep following Movie News Guide (MNG).

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Kitin Miranda enjoys writing, learning new things, telling stories, and doing theater. When she is not busy with her many projects, she can be found reading a good book, writing poetry or fiction, updating her blog, discovering new food places around her neighborhood, or watching American or Asian TV shows.