CBS Orders Surgeon General Drama Pilot From 'Lie to Me' Creator

Tim Kenneally
January 28, 2013
CBS Orders Surgeon General Drama Pilot From 'Lie to Me' Creator

"Lie to Me" creator Samuel Baum has landed a drama pilot with CBS, an individual with knowledge of the order said Monday.


The pilot, titled "The Surgeon General," is a medical show centered around -- hold your breath -- the Surgeon General of the United States.

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Baum (pictured) is writing the project, as well as executive producing. CBS Television Studios is producing.

CBS has been busy on the pilot front in recent days. Aside from "The Surgeon General," the network has given the green light to pilots  for a "Beverly Hills Cop" revamp to be executive produced by "The Shield" creator Shawn Ryan; an adaptation of the 2011 Cameron Diaz comedy "Bad Teacher"; the legal drama "The Advocates" from "The Mentalist" producer Bruno Heller; and the detective drama "Backstrom" from "Bones" creator Hart Hanson, among others.

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