[05/09/14 - 11:56 PM] Development Update: Friday, May 9 - Odds & Ends Updates include: ABC, NBC pass on the bulk of their remaining pilots; Casey Affleck to play Meriwether Lewis for HBO; Ryan Seacrest to return as host of FOX's "American Idol."
[03/03/14 - 11:37 PM] Development Update: Monday, March 3 Updates include: Rob Brown to find "Salvation" for NBC; Bryan Singer signs on to helm "Battle Creek" at CBS; and Stacey McGunnigle tapped as lead on NBC's "Ellen More or Less."
[02/25/14 - 11:54 PM] Development Update: Tuesday, February 25 Updates include: Matthew Perry's "The Odd Couple" gets pilot order at CBS; Viola Davis to lead "How to Get Away with Murder" at ABC; and Ashley Judd set for "Salvation" at NBC.
[02/21/14 - 11:50 PM] Development Update: Friday, February 21 Updates include: Matt Ryan tapped as "Constantine" at NBC; Ioan Gruffudd to live "Forever" for ABC; and Becki Newton joins "Weird Loners" over at FOX.
[02/20/14 - 11:43 PM] Development Update: Thursday, February 20 Updates include: Elisha Cuthbert tapped as lead in NBC's "One Big Happy"; Morena Baccarin to star in ABC's "Warriors"; Krysten Ritter boards "Mission Control" at NBC.
[02/18/14 - 11:52 PM] Development Update: Tuesday, February 18 Updates include: CBS eyes "CSI" spin-off focusing on cyber crimes; Karen Gillan to star in ABC's "Selfie"; and Christine Woods lands female lead in NBC's "Two to Go."
[02/10/14 - 11:22 PM] Development Update: Monday, February 10 Updates include: Nick Zano to get "One Big Happy" at NBC; Tom Cavanagh cast in The CW's "The Flash"; and Kevin Alejandro lands role on ABC's "Clementine."
[02/07/14 - 11:52 PM] Development Update: Friday, February 7 Updates include: Rob Riggle joins Rob Lowe in NBC's "The Pro"; Eloise Mumford is the first to board "Warriors" at ABC; and CBS adds one more pilot to its comedy roster.
[01/31/14 - 11:42 PM] Development Update: Friday, January 31 Updates include: David Schwimmer to get "Irreversible" at ABC; Grace Gummer boards "Extant" at CBS; and Matt McGorry is the first cast on ABC's "How to Get Away with Murder."
[01/24/14 - 11:48 PM] Development Update: Friday, January 24 Updates include: ABC gives green light to four drama pilots; NBC does the same with two multi-camera comedies; and trio boards "The Comedians" at FX.
[09/25/13 - 11:55 PM] Development Update: Wednesday, September 25 Updates include: Robert De Niro to succeed James Gandolfini on HBO's "Criminal Justice"; Emily Osment to star in ABC Family's "Young & Hungry"; and TBS gives pilot order to "Mostly Likely."
STATUS: previously in development (2014-2015 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE: ordered to pilot
ADDITIONAL NOTES: network passed on 5/9/14
DESCRIPTION: (from ABC's press release, March 2014) Back from a tour of duty in Afghanistan, Dr. Tory Hampton (Morena Baccarin) returns to work at Bethesda National Military Medical Center, just outside of Washington D.C. It is a city unto itself whose patients include Washington's elite, military families and critically injured soldiers returning from war, some of whom may stay at Bethesda for a year or more. It is a place where doctors, military heroes themselves, treat our nation's heroes with trailblazing medicine. Recovering from the physical injuries is only part of the healing process; many soldiers need to learn how to live again after the brutality of war, and that's when they turn to Dr. Hampton, an outstanding psychiatrist. As it turns out, like many of her patients, Tory is healing from PTSD herself. Her colleagues include Dr. Hennessy Fiske, an orthopedic surgeon and a genius in prosthetic design; wheelchair bound OB/GYN Leonard Meaney, whose injuries are a source of mystery and keep him from operating; Stacey Weebling, a young surgical resident who is challenged by the pressures of treating the critically injured soldiers; and Anna Stonecifer, an OR nurse, whose secret lover, fellow nurse, Tess Ong, is about to be shipped off to war. And there is Dr. George Morgan, a remarkable surgeon, who served with Tory in Afghanistan. In the fog of war, the two had a brief affair that they are trying to put behind them, but it isn't easy. George wants to rekindle things with Tory, and for now, has been ignoring the increasing advances of Stacey who has fallen hard for him. Tory is trying to settle back into family life with her young daughter Jo who she adores, and her husband Clay, who is being patient with the distance between them. This dedicated team of doctors and nurses care for the wounded warriors and their families like Marlon Pruitt, a double amputee, who will struggle both with his life changing injuries and his fragile marriage to Sienna, the woman he met and married a month before shipping off; Victor Tibor, whose PTSD won't let him sleep; and Darla Olney, a war widow and soon to be a mom. Bethesda National Military Medical Center is a place of hope where heroes take care of heroes and the passion for healing is as intense as the friendships and affairs that are ignited inside its walls - in this drama from Chris Keyser (Party of Five). Martin Campbell (Casino Royale, Last Resort) is directing with Mandeville Films (The Fighter, The Proposal, Detroit 187) and Scripted World (Hostages, Betrayal) attached to produce.