Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith have teamed with writer-producers Jan Nash and Jennifer Levin for a medical drama set at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, to be produced for CBS.
Based on an idea by Smith and Pinkett Smith, the untitled drama is described as a mix of mysterious and emotional stories. It chronicles the medical adventures of the CDC doctors who fight the diseases and viruses that threaten people worldwide.
Just as part of the overall theme, this show will automatically be linked to 'Medical Investigations', an NBC series from two years ago. That had a crossover with 'Third Watch', which had a crossover with 'ER'. 'Third Watch' had its own thematic link with 'Rescue Me', which would probably have Denis Leary cursing me up a bleep streak if he found out I forced that connection.