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Surgical Strike!

surgeon_general_logo_430x86This was unexpected!

We thought it was completely dead and buried.  Never to be seen or heard of again.  But no!  It takes one final dying breath.  One last blip on the ECG before flat-lining.

After failing to be picked up to series it was likely that the Surgeon General pilot would remain locked up in the deepest of CBS’s vaults “on display in the bottom of a locked filing cabinet, stuck in a disused lavatory with a sign on the door saying ‘Beware of the Leopard’” (points for getting that reference) and forgotten about forever.  Luckily for us PR and marketing company The Cimarron Group had other ideas.

Last Friday, for reasons unknown, Cimarron announced to the world that the show was “coming this fall to CBS”.  They are wrong about that, it won’t.  However, they were kind enough to post a “sizzle reel” promotional video to go with it.  The promo would have been used at the Upfront events if Surgeon General ever got that far.  Which it didn’t.

In the video we get to see all the major cast (“Hello to” Jason Issacs, Mike Colter, Beth Riesgraf, Paul McCrane, Anna Deavere Smith, Clancy Brown and Katherine McNamara) including Kathryn, who features prominently in several scenes.  Sean Astin is notable by his absence though.

Just to reiterate: this does not mean the show will be made or that the pilot will ever be broadcast.

A set of screencaps and a small copy of the video are now in the Gallery for your viewing pleasure.

As is so often the case we must offer our huge thanks to Kareen_T for passing this along.

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