Hello all, and welcome to the first of three promised "Upfronts Week" editions of AR&D. The original plan was to do these during the actual week, but "real life" intervened, as I had a bad cold the first few days of the week and then needed emergency dental surgery yesterday to alleviate sudden pain. Not a great week for me, to say the least. Anyway, you're not here to read my sob stories, you're here to get a handy summary of all (or at least most) of the approximately one quadrillion announcements made this past week. Without any further ado, let's get started with:
Do No Harm, NBC - Dr. Jason Cole has it all. Success, looks, charm, and the levels of compassion and empathy that only the best physicians possess. Unfortunately for the good doctor, he also has a dark secret buried deep inside himself, an alternate personality driven by lust, greed, and murder. Ian Price is the name of the "Mr. Hyde" in this scenario, and for years Cole controlled him via an experimental serum that he invented. Now, the serum is starting to lose its effect, and Ian Price wants to come out and play.
Infamous, NBC - The plot of this new serialized drama begins when wealthy heiress (and known party girl) Vivian Bowers is found dead of a drug overdose. However, the lead FBI Agent on the case thinks something is off about her death, and becomes convinced it was murder. His plan to uncover the truth rests on the shoulders of a young detective, who just happened to be Vivian's best friend as a child. She is welcomed back by the Bowers family (who are unaware she's a cop), and soon discovers that Vivian had many people who might have had a motive to kill.
The Mob Doctor, FOX - This new drama follows young, up and coming surgeon Dr. Grace Devlin (Jordana Spiro), as she attempts to balance her quickly rising legitimate medical career with her family's obligation to the local mob. It seems Grace's brother is a problem gambler, and his debts have now become hers, that is if she wants him to remain alive.She now finds herself forced to work "off the books" for the crime bosses she grew up despising.