Logline: A war-hero medic is asked to serve his country as the doctor to 300 million people, the surgeon general of the United States.
Why we're interested: The executive producer is Samuel Baum, the man behind "Lie to Me," and the show is directed by Rod Lurie of "Commander in Chief." Throw in Jason Isaacs, who shined on "Awake" last year, Kathryn Morris of "Cold Case," Sean Astin of "Lord of the Rings" and Mike Colter ("The Good Wife's' Lemond Bishop) and we think we have a winner.
But beyond the great team creating and starring in "The Surgeon General," there's also the fact that health care has become a hot-button issue in this country and it's not going away any time soon. It will be interesting to see what main character Dr. Sherman does with his desire to be "a doctor, not a politician." It could be a ham-fisted flop. But it could also be a smart, prescient commentary and examination of something that affects us all.
-- Andrea Reiher, Zap2it