Jason Isaacs lands title role in Surgeon General

Jason Isaacs landed the lead in this new American series from CBS. The pilot wasn't picked up.

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Re: Jason Isaacs lands title role in Surgeon General

Post by BethMI » Thu Feb 28, 2013 4:40 am

For the show idea, I am tending to think a bit more outside the box, I guess. I think that him being the US Surgeon General is going to be a facet of it, but it won't be the sole thing they focus on. He has the losses he's suffered, the trials endured in the military (since I believe that was part of the summary on the show synopsis I read before), his family life, and then his position as the surgeon general. So, I think that we are looking at a show that will have multiple angles that the writers can delve in to. I don't think it will be all about having an episode for every political stance and subject of the surgeon general's office.

I also agree that we don't know what goes on behind closed doors. So who knows what could come up. I just think that the critics are selling the idea short by trying to peg it in to a political arena that I don't think it will necessary be used for. I see a lot of potential for storylines. Maybe that is just the writer in me, but I could map out a lot of stories for the first season just from the synopsis given to us before.

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LadySekhmet wrote: Maybe his will be bumped to the front of the line since he was in such demand. *crosses fingers* Although... they will have to manufacture some drama for the USSG, because...well... it's not the most exciting political post to have in the US - at least for the public face, but who knows what goes on behind those doors, there could be fisticuffs over the office coffeemaker every morning -, but JI would be the most handsome one, since...well... like my entire life. lol.

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Post by Chari910 » Thu Feb 28, 2013 4:38 pm

Beth Riesgraf will play Dr. Page Wyatt, an expert on micro-organisms. Sunny, off-beat and a nerd with moxie, she loves her job and practically lives in the lab.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-f ... eon-425161

A potential love interest?

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Post by catloveyes » Thu Feb 28, 2013 5:06 pm

Thank you, Char....she is gorgeous and I would definitely agree with, very much a love interest!! :D

And Beth, I so feel that same way, why are the critics creating such a problem. :-(

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Re: Jason Isaacs lands title role in Surgeon General

Post by thunder » Thu Feb 28, 2013 5:24 pm

Glad they are casting Twitter-actors. :mrgreen:

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Post by LadySekhmet » Thu Feb 28, 2013 6:07 pm

Ah... nerd with moxie. I'm glad us real-live, cute nerds with moxie are finally getting our recognition on tv! First Abby on NCIS, and now her. :cool:

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Post by ln419 » Thu Feb 28, 2013 6:28 pm

lol ;-) e

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Post by Chari910 » Wed Mar 06, 2013 4:51 am

Just read that Katherine McNamara who plays the older daughter, will be named 'LILY SHERMAN'. :D

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Post by ln419 » Wed Mar 06, 2013 10:31 am

I've sort of noticed that too...Emma was Rex's girlfriend, Hannah had blond hair, this nerd with moxie also has blond hair (a large contingency of us ever meet him, we should ALL have blond hair!), now Lily Sherman; wonder when Ruby's gonna get HER turn...? He's so sweet! :D ellen

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Re: Jason Isaacs lands title role in Surgeon General

Post by LadySekhmet » Mon Mar 11, 2013 7:12 pm

More news about casting:

'Cold Case' Star Kathryn Morris Joins CBS' 'Surgeon General' Drama

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-f ... eon-427333

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Re: Jason Isaacs lands title role in Surgeon General

Post by fruitbat » Mon Mar 11, 2013 8:27 pm

Oh, I like her. Thanks, LadySek.

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Re: Jason Isaacs lands title role in Surgeon General

Post by LadySekhmet » Mon Mar 11, 2013 8:43 pm

fruitbat, I don't know her at all. I never watched Coldcase, so I'll take your word on her. ;^)

I feel like a Ginko knife commercial: "But wait! There's more!" I saw someone else's name also attached to the SG tonight while I was on twitter. I don't know how to get the fancy little twitter box on here that others have posted (I tried to embed the code, but it didn't look right in the preview). So I just copied and pasted.

Rod Lurie @RodLurie
Also happy to announce that @alexdawsonla has joined the cast of the pilot #TheSurgeonGeneral.


And this is even better!:
Rod Lurie @RodLurie
I can hear through thin walls #JasonIsaacs work with dialect coach (for pilot #SurgeonGeneral- and am realizing how bad my own diction is.

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Post by SeattleMel » Mon Mar 11, 2013 11:17 pm

Can you imagine trying to quietly write next door while that was happening?

Yeah . . . productivity not so much.
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Re: Jason Isaacs lands title role in Surgeon General

Post by thunder » Tue Mar 12, 2013 9:30 am

:lol Yes, my ear would have been glued to the wall as well.

Looks like they are gathering a good team for this. :D

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Re: Jason Isaacs lands title role in Surgeon General

Post by Helen8 » Tue Mar 12, 2013 12:30 pm

Kathryn Morris

Oh, yay! DH likes her, so the pressure's off me to keep still watching Jason. :wheee

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Re: Jason Isaacs lands title role in Surgeon General

Post by Marie » Tue Mar 12, 2013 2:40 pm

LOL Helen!!!

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