CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta is getting into the world of TV drama, and with the legendary writer/producer David E. Kelley, no less. CNN sister network TNT has greenlit a pilot for “Chelsea General,” (working title) a medical drama series based on Gupta’s upcoming book.
Gupta’s book, Monday Mornings, follows five surgeons at a hospital, using the weekly morbidity and mortality conference as a backdrop for their stories. The novel will be released in early 2012.
The addition of Kelley is a coup for the series. While Kelley is best known for his legal shows like “Ally McBeal,” “Boston Legal” and “The Practice,” he also created the long-running medical program “Chicago Hope,” as well as “Doogie Howser, M.D.”
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