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Medical Drama 'Island Practice' Opening on CBS

If there's one genre that is woefully underrepresented on television, it's medical dramas about quirky doctors practicing medicine their own unique way. Aiming to correct this grievous oversight, CBS is developing a series called Island Practice based on a book entitled Island Practice: Cobblestone Rash, Underground Tom, and Other Adventures of a Nantucket Doctor. The book, written by Pam Belluck, chronicles the true story of a maverick MD named Dr. Timothy Lepore who has practiced medicine on the Massachusetts island retreat since the 1980s, often using methods deemed controversial yet heroic.

Island Practice

Produced by 20th Century Fox TV, Imagine TV, and 3 Arts Entertainment, the project was created for television by Amy Holden Jones, writer of Mystic Pizza and Beethoven, who will also script and executive-produce the series with Brian Grazer and Frankie Calfo of Imagine and Oly Obst of 3 Arts. Dr. Lepore will serve as a consultant. So far, Island Practice has been given a script commitment by CBS.

An eccentric doctor dispensing his own brand of medicine without any regard for traditional methods and diagnoses? Without knowing much about the source material, this sounds like an attempt to recreate House, but on a pretty, upscale island apparently off the coast of Massachusetts, changing the book's setting to the opposite coast. Can you handle another medical drama on the television schedule?


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Written by: Chrononaut
Aug 10th, 2012, 11:09 am

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Anonymous

Message Posted On Feb 9th, 2013, 4:13 am
the island is off the coast of Massachusetts, not Seattle!
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