Grey's Anatomy to Inspire Hospital Reality TV Show?
The CW network is rumored to be developing a reality tv show inspired by the hit hospital drama Grey's Anatomy.
Something tells me that show depicting the all-too-real insides of an actual hospital's ER will be a lot less fluffy, comedic, romance-filled, and easily resolved in 44 minute episodes than a highly-scripted Hollywood series.
Real life has a way refuting the easy solutions and soft landings offered all too often by the conventions of television dramas.
Can you imagine broadcasting real people dying set to the tear-jerking syrupy soundtrack that is the show's signature?
The CW is developing a reality series in the same vein as Shonda Rhimes' hit ABC primetime soap.
I just got my hands on a casting notice that apparently has been sent to dozens of hospitals throughout the U.S.
Here's what they are looking for…
"Reveille and the CW would like to document the extraordinary experience of Emergency Medicine residents at a world-class hospital," the notice reads, in part.
"Residents are at an incredible personal crossroads as they complete their medical education. Those training in the Emergency Department face exceptional professional pressures as they work on the frontlines of the medical system. We would like to present a portrait of these hard-working physicians during this incredible period in their lives."
The notice also promises some great publicity for the chosen hospital.
"Our hospital partner on this project will have the opportunity to highlight their medical facilities, their world-class training program, and their service to the community on primetime network television," the notice reads.