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NBC Orders New Primetime Medical Soap Pilot HEART MATTERS!

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The peacock network, NBC, ordered three pilots on Friday for the 2015-2016 season, and one of them is a medical based soap entitled, Heart Matters.

Heart Matters is medical soap about Alex Panettiere, a heart transplant surgeon who struggles to balance her romantic and professional life with her career! Amy Brenneman (Private Practice) and Brad Silberling will executive-produce alongside writer Jill Gordon (My So-Called Life). Susan Carlson, Eric Carlson, Kelly Meyer and Kathy Magliato will co-executive-produce.

Heart Matters is inspired by the life of Dr Kathy Magliato and her memoirs.   As to who will play the title role … that has yet to be announced.

The two other series going to pilot for NBC are from The Flash EP, Greg Berlanti entitled Blindspot, and Mark Burnett and Roma Downey’s Unveiled.

What do you think about the premise of Heart Matters? Who do you think will play or should play the title role?  Comment below!

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su0000
su0000

”What do you think about the premise of Heart Matters? ”

I think it will be a snore and pale in comparison to the other primetime soaps..
I say– a snore …

4ever DAYS
4ever DAYS

I agree. Anyway, haven’t viewers had their fill of primetime medical soaps?

su0000
su0000

I guess not..
no way would waste an hour watch a heart transplant surgeon who struggles to balance her romantic and professional life with her career…. snore..

davlestev1
davlestev1

And then they threw in RomaDowney for good measure…TOUCHED BY AN ANNOYANCE!!! ..Sooo sick of her!!!

KansasGuest
KansasGuest

Roma Downey is producing another series for NBC. She’s not involved in the HEART MATTERS pilot.

Rose
Rose

May watch GH but it’s way more than a medical show. Not interested in a med show during prime time. Plus any of the trailers for prime time med shows have made them seem way to dramatic and serious for me, especially at night. As it is I spend enough time muting, or switching channels, when all of the depressing pharmaceutical ads come on.

davlestev1
davlestev1

LOL..and they’re bringing back NigthWatch which is supposed to be in the U.S.A. but the sets look like they’re in another country doing Doctors without borders…so off putting…I do like the new show on A&E NightWatch about the Police/EMT/FireFighters in New Orleans…not bad.

Val
Val

I’m open to who plays the female lead. All I want is another devilicious doctor role for Vincent Irizarry! 🙂

KateA
KateA

That would be wonderful to have Vincent back!

Carol
Carol

I am looking forward to giving it a shot. I watch Days but at this point I am not very happy with the storyline. The writers need to rethink what they are doing to the show.

Mary SF
Mary SF

Way too early in the process to care– prime time dramas a dime a dozen when in comes to ordering pilots, most never get a shot. But the day any network announces a new daytime drama that I would love to see, but I ain’t holding my breath on that one ever happening.

su0000
su0000

In 10 years daytime tv will be junk programming and infomercials..
There will no longer be investing in daytime, it is dying ..

the soaps need to find a home on cable, the sooner the better..

Jack Turner
Jack Turner

Maybe even LESS than ten years the way things are going.

KansasGuest
KansasGuest

I have not watched a medical series on a regular basis since EMERGENCY! was on reruns after school. Not even ST. ELSEWHERE or ER. So, no…this show won’t be for me. As for nighttime soaps, this sounds rather provincial for NBC. I thought they were looking to attract a younger audience with edgier fare (GRIMM, THE BLACKLIST, CONSTANTINE). This sounds too boring even for CBS. Medical-based dramas are passe since HOUSE ended.

Jack Turner
Jack Turner

Gee, Heart Matters….as if we need another medical themed evening tv show…..not interested at all.
Bring back ALL MY CHILDREN combined with One Life to Live….call it LANDVIEW and air it at night. That I would watch.

Brett
Brett

Why not focus their attention on DAYS instead of creating new shows, other than the gay story, that soap is in need of repair.

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Now as Arturo becomes more entrenched in the Newman clan, Canela posted on his Instagram account that the CBS soap has signed him on as a contract player.

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Are you Sleeping stars Oscar winner Octavia Spencer along with Lizzy Caplan, and Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad) with another Oscar winner, Reese Witherspoon serving as one of the series executive producers with the project through her production company, Hello Sunshine.

According to Deadline: Are You Sleeping, is based on the true-crime novel by Kathleen Barber,and provides a unique glimpse into America’s obsession with true-crime podcasts and challenges its viewers to consider the consequences when the pursuit of justice is placed on a public stage.

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Miller will play the role of Lanie’s husband, Alex Dunn.

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