CBS picks up medical pilot from 'Parenthood' team

By Daniel S Levine,

Television doesn’t necessarily need another medical drama, but we might be getting one. CBS has put in a put-pilot commitment to a medical show project from Parenthood team Jason Katims and Sarah Watson.

Katims is the showrunner for the long-running NBC drama and also works on the peacock network’s About A Boy. Watson is also a writer on both shows, notes The Hollywood Reporter. It is Katims’ True Jack Productions’ first sale of the current pilot season. True Jack is based at Universal TV (which explains why his others hows landed on NBC).

This new drama does not have a title. Deadline reports that the plot centers on a Silicon Valley hospital that also tries a high-tech approach to medicine. Watson is writing the pilot. At this time, there is no talent attached.

Parenthood received a sixth and final season renewal on NBC. About A Boy also got picked up for a second season, much to the surprise of most.

Interestingly, this is the latest TV project from a network-affiliated studio not to land at its network. Universal TV seems to have a lot of success outside of NBC, including comedies like The Mindy Project and Brooklyn Nine-Nine at Fox.

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