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PURE GENIUS
Air Date: Sunday, January 01, 2017
Time Slot: 9:30 PM-10:30 PM EST on CBS
Episode Title: (#PG109) "Grace"
[NOTE: The following article is a press release issued by the aforementioned network and/or company. Any errors, typos, etc. are attributed to the original author. The release is reproduced solely for the dissemination of the enclosed information.]

WHEN A YOUNG MAN ARRIVES AT BUNKER HILL RAVAGED BY HIV, JAMES ATTEMPTS A RADICAL ANTI-VIRAL TREATMENT THAT COULD SAVE THE MAN'S LIFE, ON "PURE GENIUS," ON A SPECIAL NIGHT, SUNDAY, JAN. 1

"Grace" - When a young man comes to Bunker Hill ravaged by a drug-resistant strain of HIV, James attempts a radical anti-viral treatment. Also, Walter must work quickly when his daughter's best friend contracts a fatal flesh-eating bacteria, and James makes a connection with Louis Keating's nurse, on PURE GENIUS, on a special night and time, Sunday, Jan. 1 (9:30 PM-10:30 PM, ET/9:00-10:00 PM, PT) on the CBS Television Network.

REGULAR CAST:

Dermot Mulroney (Dr. Walter Wallace)
Augustus Prew (James Bell)
Odette Annable (Dr. Zoe Brockett)
Reshma Shetty (Dr. Talaikha Channarayapatra)
Aaron Jennings (Dr. Malik Verlaine)
Ward Horton Brenda Song (Dr. Scott Strauss)
(Angie Cheng)

GUEST CAST:

Taylor Rose (Jess Wallace)
Alexis Krause (Nina Diaz)
Irene Choi (Ally)
Roland Ruiz (Franklin)
Jazzmun (Gloria)
Nestor Rodriguez (Ambassador)
Giovanni Bejarano (Valet)
Cullen Douglas (Louis Keating)
Christine Day (Music Contractor)
Jason McGee (Choir Director/Singer #1)
Lori Mark (Singer #2)
Eric Bradley (Singer #3)
Baraka May Williams (Singer #4)
Fletcher Sheridan (Singer #5)
Cecelia Bullard (Singer #6)
Janis Liebhart (Singer #7)

WRITTEN BY: Andrew Hinderaker

DIRECTED BY: Rosemary Rodriguez

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PURE GENIUS (CBS)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
10/27/16 - ???
STATUS:
on hiatus or fate to be determined
TIME SLOT:
completed airing its current season
CURRENT SEASON:
1 (13 episodes)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
completed airing its first season on 1/26/17; has yet to be renewed for a second season
DESCRIPTION:
(from CBS's press release, May 2016) PURE GENIUS is a cutting-edge medical drama about a young Silicon Valley tech titan who enlists an exceptional veteran surgeon with a controversial past to run a state-of-the-art hospital with an ultramodern approach to medicine. Billionaire genius James Bell (Augustus Prew) built Bunker Hill Hospital determined to revolutionize healthcare and treat the rarest and most challenging medical mysteries, at no charge. Bell persuades maverick surgeon Dr. Walter Wallace (Dermot Mulroney) to be his Chief of Staff, who believed medicine is a human endeavor, not technological, until a "eureka" moment at the hospital convinced him otherwise. Bell's team of trailblazers includes Dr. Zoe Brockett (Odette Annable), an exceptional, fearlessly frank physician; Dr. Talaikha Channarayapatra (Reshma Shetty), an idealistic, maddeningly literal neurosurgeon who believes the hospital is a beacon for change; Dr. Malik Verlaine (Aaron Jennings), a former gangbanger now spearheading efforts to provide 24/7 health monitoring in poor neighborhoods via computer; Dr. Scott Strauss (Ward Horton), an intense neurologist with an Ivy league pedigree; and Angie Cheng (Brenda Song), an enthusiastic 3-D printer programming whiz. At Bunker Hill, Bell pairs the most brilliant minds in medicine with the most forward thinkers in technology, and cuts bureaucracy out of the equation, all in the interest of saving lives, including his own. Jason Katims, Michelle Lee and David Semel are executive producers for Universal Television in association with CBS Television Studios. Semel directed the pilot.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Aaron Jennings as Malik Verlaine
· Augustus Prew as James Bell
· Brenda Song as xAngie Cheng
· Dermot Mulroney as Walter Wallace
· Odette Annable as Zoe Brockett
· Reshma Shetty as Talaikha Channarayapatra
· Ward Horton as Scott Strauss
CREW INFORMATION:
· David Semel as EP/DIR (Pilot)
· Jason Katims as CRTR/EP
· Michelle Lee as EP
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· CBS Television Studios
· True Jack Productions
· Universal Television