Network: USA Network
Episodes: 104 (hour)
TV show dates: July 4, 2009 — present
Series status: Cancelled/ending
Performers include: Mark Feuerstein, Paulo Costanzo, Jill Flint, Reshma Shetty, Campbell Scott, Anastasia Griffith, Dieter Riesle, Ezra Miller, Henry Winkler, James P. Anderson, Meredith Hagner, Christine Ebersole, Rupak Ginn, Bruno Campos, Marcia Gay Harden, Anna George, and Paul Weaver.
TV show description:
This medical drama is about a doctor who was kicked out of his hospital job because he chose to save the life of a “nobody” instead of a hospital benefactor. He reluctantly goes on vacation to the Hamptons with his brother the accountant. He then falls in to being a concierge doctor. He helps rich people that have too much money to go to the hospital, and also aids those less fortunate.
Hank Lawson (Mark Fuerstein) has everything going for him — a great job and a beautiful fiancee — until the bottom falls out. He loses his job, and consequently the woman he was going to marry, who seemingly only wants a successful doctor. Hank is often referred to as the “Medical MacGyver” as he always finds a way to get it done, no matter what the situation. At first, he resents those he meets in the Hamptons, as they represent the very people that got him fired. But, after living and working amongst them, he starts to understand his new community better.
Hank’s younger brother, Evan Lawson (Paulo Costanzo) is an accountant and the more manipulative of the two. He pushes his brother into accepting this position in the Hamptons because he dreams of the finer things in life. He’d do anything for his brother, including managing his concierge service. He also seems to resent and admire the fact that Hank can get nearly any lady.
Hank can’t do all the medical work on his own and needs an assistant, so he and Evan hire Divya Katdare (Rashma Shetty). She’s always very practical and efficient, but doesn’t really need the job. Her family is extremely wealthy, and they’d rather marry her off in an arranged marriage than have her working. As a result, she keeps the job a secret from them.
The other woman in Hank’s new life is Jill Casey (Jill Flint). She’s a hospital administrator in the Hamptons who knows how to move about the rich and famous to do her job. She also recognizes that the reason there are such things as concierge doctors is because her hospital is so undesirable. She shares the same principles as Hank and makes sure that Hank can help her out whenever he can. The two start a romance, but it gets hairy once her ex returns to town.
This episode has not aired yet.
First aired: TBD
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