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NBC Orders Medical Drama Pilot From Paul Haggis, ‘Law & Order: SVU’ Producer

Warren Leight to write and executive produce

NBC has ordered a new untitled medical drama to pilot.

The potential series, formerly working under the title “Salvation,” is written and executive produced by Warren Leight, with Charles McDougall directing and also serving as an EP along with Paul Haggis.

The¬†project is described as a real time “extreme event” medical series that follows the nurses and doctors of an understaffed Brooklyn hospital that becomes the borough’s last viable trauma center after a catastrophic hurricane wreaks havoc on the city. On a holiday weekend with few doctors on call, the medical staff will be pushed to make the most difficult life-and-death choices as they work to save their patients and themselves.

The newest drama pilot for NBC joins a list that also includes military drama “For God and Country,” Jenna Bans’ suburban crime drama “Good Girls” and virtual reality detective thriller “Reverie,” from “Extant” creator Mickey Fisher.

On the comedy side, the network has ordered 10 new episodes of “Will & Grace” straight to series, and also ordered to pilot a project based on the early life of Kourtney Kang about a girl growing up in a mixed-race family in Philadelphia; a series about a cynical Ivy League professor who becomes a high school teacher produced by Seth Meyers and Lorne Michaels; and “The Sacket Sisters,” produced by Tina Fey and Robert Carlock.

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