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Ann Curry to Anchor and Executive Produce TNT’s ‘M.D. Live’

Live reality series to let viewers help diagnose and treat illnesses

Former “Today” show anchor Ann Curry will anchor and executive produce the upcoming TNT and Lionsgate series “M.D. Live.”

Last week, the Turner network ordered 10 episodes of “M.D. Live,” a two-hour weekly series will see patients battling various ailments consulting a recurring panel of doctors, who will discuss potential diagnoses before asking the live audience for additional feedback, solutions and support.

“Real good could come of this. We aim to help break down the walls that still stop people from accessing the medical information they need. Harnessing the full power of both television and technology to connect people interactively with doctors all over the world is a step toward a future when we are not limited by where we live or whether we can find the right doctor,” said Curry. “This is a new way of doing things, a new genre of broadcasting and a chance to help people.”

As it deals with life-threatening illnesses and unusual maladies, the show will enlist a “top bio-ethicist to ensure the medical team is able to provide the best patient-forward support,” according to the network.

The series hails from B17 Entertainment and Motiv8 Media in association with Lionsgate Television. Eric Ortner, Brien Meagher, Rhett Bachner, Kara Kurcz and Brian Lee are executive producers.