CBS has set a premiere date of January 5, 2022 for their new hour-long medical drama, Good Sam. The series follows father and daughter doctors played by Harry potterby Jason Isaacs and Love, Victor‘s Sophia Bush, and on a recent press day on CBS, Bush revealed that her childhood dream was to become a doctor.
“To me, the irony of it all is that my project as a kid … I don’t know if it’s to grow up an immigrant’s daughter or what … but your options are really as if you were a doctor or a lawyer, or a lawyer or a doctor. So as a youngster I said that I wanted to be a doctor, “Bush explained.” And I was particularly fascinated by heart surgery, which I considered like a specialty. And then my high school drama teacher embarrassed me and helped me put on my first play. You can imagine the shock when I told my parents I wasn’t going in medical school, that I was going to study theater and learn to do costume makeup, so it really feels like the circle has come full circle.
In addition to Sophia Bush as Dr Sam Griffith and Jason Isaacs as Dr Rob “Griff” Griffith, the season one cast includes Skye P. Marshall as Dr Lex Trulie, Michael Stahl-David in the role of Dr Caleb Tucker and Omar Maskati. like Dr Isan M. Shah. Davi Santos plays Dr Joey Costa, Wendy Crewson plays Vivian Katz and Edwin Hodge plays Malcolm A. Kingsley.
The series is produced by Katie Wech, Jennie Snyder Urman, Joanna Klein, Frank Siracusa and John Weber.
CBS released the following description of the first season:
“Good Sam stars Sophia Bush and Jason Isaacs in a drama about Dr Sam Griffith, a gifted cardiac surgeon who excels in his new leadership role as chief of surgery after his famous boss falls into a coma. When his former boss wakes up months later to demand that he return to duty, Sam is tasked with overseeing this selfish expert with a scalpel who never recognized his stellar talent. To complicate matters, the caustic and arrogant Dr. Rob “Griff” Griffith also happens to be her father. As Griff defies Sam’s authority and challenges his medical expertise, the big question is whether this father and daughter will ever be able to mend their own relationship as skillfully as they heal their patients’ hearts.