Pilot Scoop: CBS Orders Surgeon General Drama

Matt Webb Mitovich

CBS is looking to take the medical drama to new heights — that being no less than the office of the Surgeon General of the United States.

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The Eye network on Monday ordered the drama pilot The Surgeon General, to be penned and exec-produced by Lie to Me creator Samuel Baum and revolve around “America’s doctor.”

CBS’ previous drama pilot orders — all of which can be found here — include Hart Hanson’s Backstrom, a Beverly Hills Cop follow-up, The Ordained (about a son in a Kennedy-esque family that leaves the priesthood to become a lawyer) and the NCIS: Los Angeles spin-off.

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