NBC Picks Up Shows: ‘Chicago Med,’ ‘Blindspot’ And ‘Heartbreaker’ Get Picked Up For New Season

May 4, 2015 | By Garrett Montgomery More

NBC picks up new shows, and fans are already rejoicing. It has been confirmed that NBC has officially selected three new series for the 2015-16 season and is looking at several other shows for the upcoming TV season. The three new shows are Chicago Med, and Blindspot along with Heartbreaker and executives are interested in The Player, Strange Calls, and Superstore.

Chicago Med

NBC picks up three shows and is rumored to be interested in several others, including a drama called The Player starring the talented and controversial Wesley Snipes.

The first series selected for the 2015-16 season is titled Chicago Med and is a spin-off of Chicago Fire.

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The new show was created by Dick Wolf and Matt Olmstead and will star Laurie Holden as Dr. Hannah Tramble, a brilliant ER surgeon, along with Nick Gehlfuss, who will play Dr. Will Halstead, Jay Halstead’s brother from Chicago P.D.

Other stars of the medical drama series include Yaya DaCosta as April Sexton, a nurse, who appeared in the third season of Chicago Fire and S. Epatha Merkerson as Sharon Goodwin, the head of the hospital. Oliver Platt will take on the role of Dr. Daniel Charles, the head of psychiatry. Expect characters from Chicago Fire and Chicago P.D. to appear in Chicago Med.

The second show picked up by NBC is called Blindspot from Greg Berlanti who is also the creator of The Flash and Arrow. Written by Martin Gero, the show will focus on a beautiful Jane Doe played by Jaimie Alexander discovered in Times Square with her body covered with strange tattoos, including the name of FBI agent Kurt Weller (played by Sullivan Stapleton).
Jane, Weller and rest of the FBI will rapidly understand that each tattoo is a key to solving a crime and eventually find out who is Jane.

The third and final show picked up by the network is called Heartbreaker and is based on Heart Matters: A Memoir of a Female Heart Surgeon, an autobiography written by Dr. Kathy Magliato, one of the few female heart surgeons in America.

Dr. Kathy Magliato, a mother of two, is currently the director of women’s cardiac services at Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, California. The series stars Melissa George, (Rosie from The Slap), as Alex Panttiere, a world-renowned female heart-transplant surgeon who struggles to balance her personal and professional life.

Here is a brief synopsis of the show:

“Dr. Magliato acquaints us with the day-to-day realities of her life and work. We see her skillfully juggle a full and happy family life as the wife of a liver transplant surgeon (they have bedside tables cluttered with pagers and cell phones that ring throughout the night) and the mother of two young boys. We also see the toll that being a female pioneer can take, as well as the rewards of such demanding work. She, like many working women, is striving to have it all.”

NBC is contemplating two other series for the season. The Player starring Wesley Snipes is set in Las Vegas and focuses on a former sniper turned security expert who gets embroiled in a legal mess after wrongly being accused of brutally murdering his wife.

The comedies – Superstore and Strange Calls – are also being considered by NBC.

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