Chicago Hope

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Primetime's Medical Emergency: Where Are All the Hospital Dramas?

Kevin McKidd. Camilla Luddington and Sara Ramirez

NBC's ER premiered 20 years ago, changing the style of medical dramas by marrying fast-paced action with richly drawn characters and serialized storylines. Competing against it on Thursday nights was another medical drama, CBS' Chicago Hope.

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Mandy Patinkin on His Chicago Hope and Criminal Minds Stints: "I Behaved Abominably"

Mandy Patinkin

Looking back on his career, Mandy Patinkin says he's not proud that he was once a very spoiled actor who thought he needed more fame.

In a recent New York Times Magazine profile, the Homeland star talks about some of his past career regrets, including how he was fired from Mike Nichols' '86 flick Heartburn and why , on his first starring television gig, he wouldn't listen to his bosses.

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Pilot Season: Christine Lahti Joins CBS' Beverly Hills Cop

Christine Lahti

Christine Lahti's Hawaii Five-0 days may be numbered: The actress has joined the cast of CBS' Beverly Hills Cop pilot, TVGuide.com has learned.

In the pilot, a sequel to the movie franchise, Axel Foley's (Eddie Murphy) police officer son Aaron (Brandon T. Jackson) patrols the rich and famous of Beverly Hills. Lahti will play Helen, the captain of the Beverly Hills Police Department who is respected by her detectives, though she worries Aaron's penchant for being a renegade will one day embarrass her.

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TNT's Monday Mornings: David E. Kelley Brings the Courtroom Into the Hospital

Jamie Bamber

Almost everyone involved with Monday Mornings, the new TNT medical drama from David E. Kelley, knows the audience might be hesitant to scrub into another hourlong TV program set in a hospital.

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"That's the first question that we asked: How this is different than what we already did in Chicago Hope many years ago?" executive producer and frequent Kelley collaborator Bill D'Elia tells TVGuide.com. "But you wind up watching this show differently than you watch any another medical drama... read more

Is David E. Kelley's Monday Mornings a Carbon Copy of Grey's Anatomy?

Monday Mornings

There are hot doctors who may have unrequited feelings for one another. Colleagues call one of the docs 007. Another doc is definitely McDreamy — and has the hair to prove it.

No, we're not talking about Grey's Anatomy. We're describing TNT's new medical drama Monday Mornings, a near carbon-copy of ABC's Seattle-based series. In David E. Kelley's new take on the medical world, doctors — including those played by Jamie Bamber, Alfred Molina, Ving Rhames and Jennifer Finnigan — in a Portland-based hospital face life-and-death decisions every day as they fight against often-impossible odds to save their patients.

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Robin Williams Looking to Return to TV, Teams With David E. Kelley For Comedy

Robin Williams

Shazbot! Robin Williams could be making a return to TV, where he famously got his start 30 years ago as the lovable alien from Ork on Mork & Mindy. The actor is in talks to team up with writer David E. Kelley to develop The Crazy Ones, a comedy about an aging but brilliant advertising exec.

CBS is said to be... read more

Exclusive: Ally McBeal Alum Peter MacNicol Joins Necessary Roughness

Peter MacNicol

Two heads are always better than one!

Necessary Roughness has recruited Ally McBeal alum Peter MacNicol to play Dr. Dani's old mentor, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.

MacNicol, 58, will appear in three episodes of the USA drama as her former psychology professor, Dr. Gunner. Dr. Gunner is described as... read more

TNT Orders Medical Drama Pilot from David E. Kelley Based on Sanjay Gupta Book

David E. Kelley

Chicago Hope creator David E. Kelley is back in the medical drama business. read more

Friday Night Lights' Peter Berg Joins Prime Suspect as Maria Bello's Ex

Peter Berg

Friday Night Lights executive producer Peter Berg is joining Prime Suspect — in front of the camera, according to Entertainment Weekly.

Berg, 47, will appear in one episode as ...
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Exclusive: Adam Arkin to Guest-Star on The Closer

Adam Arkin

Former Chicago Hope and Sons of Anarchy star Adam Arkin will guest-star on the upcoming season of The Closer, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.

The Closer promotes Mary McDonnell for final season

Arkin will play Steven Hirschbaum, a Bernie Madoff-like businessman who is convicted in a massive federal fraud trial and is being sued by the former employees and investors from whom he stole. The question troubling Deputy Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson (Kyra Sedgwick): Just how far will those angry investors go to exact their revenge?

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Premiered: 1994, on CBS
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Premise: An absorbing medical series set in a top-flight Chicago hospital. Created by David E. Kelley, it debuted in September 1994 on CBS, opposite another new hospital drama, `ER.' While never as popular as its NBC competition, the edgy ensemble series did receive a steady stream of Emmy nominations (and the occasional win) and remained on the air for six seasons, despite many cast changes.

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