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Alan Cumming Will Star In ‘Dr. Death’

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At first glance it looked like Pee Wee Herman had landed a role on The Good Wife. After years of being on the show it became easy to distinguish the two. Even after The Good Wife ended, Alan Cummings remained one of the best characters on the show by far. His character Eli Gold was like an upgraded version of Cyrus Beene from Scandal, and they both stole the show whenever they got the chance. With all the frantic yelling and running with The Good Wife, you’d figure he’d want some time off, right?

After a short layoff he is already back in action, and will star and executive produce the drama pilot Dr. Death. If it sounds familiar that’s because it is based off of The Hollywood Reporter, an upcoming James Patterson novel. There is already a good amount of work that will go into creating the series, and they already have a lot of material to pull from. It’s not often that a novel that is yet to be released gets a television adaptation, but remember- this is James freaking Patterson.

Dr. Death is about a former CIA operative that makes his living as a professor and writer. He has been involved in thousands of cases both personally and professionally when he was CIA, and now that he has settled down to the quiet life things begin to heat up again. The New York Police Department seems to be having trouble catching one of the worst serial killers in the state. Guess who they call to help them solve the crime?

Release for the show is set for June 2017 and will also star Michael Rauch and Alex Kurtzman.

Does the show sound familiar to other retired agent premises? Will it do well over at CBS for more than a few seasons?


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Yale
6 months 2 days ago

This article is not up to date. If you look up the new show “Instinct” on CBS starting March 18th, you will see it is the same show. The plot is “Professor Dylan Reinhart (Alan Cumming), an author and former C.I.A. Agent, gets back into the game when the N.Y.P.D. asks for his help to stop a serial killer.”

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