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PURE GENIUS Preview: First Look at CBS’ New Medical Drama

PURE GENIUS is all about cutting-edge medicine. Billionaire genius James Bell (Augustus Prew) built Bunker Hill Hospital so he could revolutionaize healthcare and treat medical mysteries for free. In order to do that, Bell persuades surgeon Dr. Walter Wallace (Dermot Mulroney) to be his Chief of Staff. Dr. Wallace is the type of doctor who believed that medicine was about humans, not technology — until the new 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.

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Jason Katims (PARENTHOOD and ABOUT A BOY), Michelle Lee and David Semel serve as executive producers.

PURE GENIUS will air Thursday beginning in October on CBS (see CBS’s full fall schedule).