Upfronts 2015: First Look at NBC’s Heartbreaker (video)
SHOW: Heartbreaker, drama
WHO: Melissa George (The Slap), Dave Annable (Red Band Society), Shelley Conn (The Lottery), Don Hany (White Collar), Maya Erskine (Betas), Jamie Kennedy (Ghost Whisperer), Joshua Leonard (Bates Motel), J. Louis Mills, Rudy Martinez, D.L. Hughley
WHAT: Inspired by the life of Dr. Kathy Magliato and based on her book of the same name, Heartbreaker is a medical soap that follows the outspoken Alex Panttiere (Melissa George), one of the rare female heart transplant surgeons. Alex brings an innovative eye to treating patients week to week while also balancing the complications of her professional and romantic life.
WHEN: Tuesdays at 9 PM EST
BOTTOM LINE: Well… sigh. It’s like they were trying to channel the pilot of Grey’s Anatomy, with the walk-and-talk (especially across the bridge)… reminded me of Bailey and her first litter of “chicks and ducks.” And when you consider that George was once on the show, I guess they were trying to blatantly evoke that memory. I don’t blame them; Grey’s is about to start its 12th season. But… God, I hated that trailer. We’ll see what happens, but this just did nothing for me.
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