A Gifted Man

A Gifted Man TV series Network: CBS
Episodes: 16 (hour)
Seasons: One

TV show dates: September 23, 2011 — March 2, 2012
Series status: Cancelled

Performers include: Patrick Wilson, Jennifer Ehle, Julie Benz, Liam Aiken, Margo Martindale, Pablo Schreiber, Rachelle Lefevre, Afton Williamson.

TV show description:      
Michael Holt (Patrick Wilson) is a gifted and very successful NY surgeon. He’s wrapped up in his materialistic world and he only takes care of clients who can afford him, the powerful and the wealthy. Though Michael has many things, he doesn’t exactly have much of a bedside manner. He’s also at that point in his life when he’s wondering if he made the right choices.

He bumps into his ex-wife Anna (Jennifer Ehle), a kind and beautiful physician — the love of his life — who he divorced a decade earlier. He lights up in spite of himself and the two have dinner together.

Michael has an offbeat sister, Christina (Julie Benz), who’s trying to keep things together for her teenage son, Milo (Liam Aiken). She’s thrilled that Michael has gotten together with Anna, saying, “When you were with her, is the only time you weren’t a total jerk.”

TV show supportMichael later learns that, some time ago, Anna had been hit by an automobile and killed. She’s left behind a Bronx clinic that provides medical care to hundreds of people who couldn’t afford care otherwise. She appears to Michael again and even Michael’s efficient and overworked assistant, Rita (Margo Martindale), notices a change in him.

Anna asks him to visit the clinic to share her computer’s password with the staff. Visiting the clinic is like going to a different world for the upscale doctor. While there, Michael meets Autumn (Afton Williamson), a volunteer carrying on Anna’s work with the underprivileged. Seeing her compassion in action, Michael’s attitude toward serving the rich and poor is turned upside down, and he begins to see that there’s room in his life for everyone.

Series Finale:     
Episode 16 — In Case of Heart Failure
While attending an awards banquet, Michael reconnects with his old friend Gene – a photographer who recently found love while abroad in India. When Gene collapses on stage, Michael takes him back to Holt for treatment. As Michael struggles to find the source of Gene’s worsening fever, his new girlfriend butts heads with his overbearing but well-meaning mother as both women attempt to comfort the man they love.

At the clinic, a young woman with a broken toe reveals that her life was saved by a heart transplant six months ago. While tracking down her medical records, Kate learns something remarkable: the heart used to belong to Anna Paul. When the broken bone causes Fat Embolism Syndrome, a potentially fatal disease, it’s up to Michael to rush the patient back to Holt Neuro in order to save her life.
First aired: March 2, 2012.


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  1. Joseph says

    Do not cancel this show! It’s about time there is a show with integrity, substance and entertainment on TV.

  2. Norman Emmons says

    My wife and I center our Friday nights around “A Guifted Man”. If he goes away, as far as wife and I are concerned, so will we say good-bye to CBS.

    • FCF says

      I too centred my Friday nights around “A Gifted Man” as it was an excellent show. I am finding out that all the really good shows often get cancelled and am guessing that these types of shows may only appeal to a minority of the TV viewing audience who value programming that is “clean” and quite realistic by comparison. I understand that business is business; disappointing all the same.

  3. Nancy Thompson says

    My husband and I really like this show. We have had many of our favorites cancelled in the past. Please don’t do it again.

  4. Judy says

    My husband and I absolutely love “A Gifted Man”! Been waiting for Michael and Kate to kiss and our hopes were rewarded in last night’s episode. Sad when he decided to let his friend “go”. And who knew, Michael is a regular guy after all and plays drums?! Please renew this show!!

  5. Neil says

    I watched the episode of The Gifted man tonight (01/27/2012). It was very moving and the song at the end sounded great. Does anyone know who sang that song and the name of the song?

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