New Medical Drama From the Writers of 'Mad Men'
AMC’s “Mad Men” writer and producer Davhi Waller has just made herself an even richer woman. CBS has bought her script, plus a penalty deal, for a television “medical project” type show.
The show is called “Guinea Pigs,” and will center on a group of “trailblazing doctors who run clinical trials at a hospital in Philadelphia.”
And what’s the extra dose of drama here? The trials are risky, and the test subjects are human. Gasp!
It’s an interesting idea. Definitely not your usual medical drama, although with the soap opera storylines that took over “Grey’s Anatomy,” I wouldn’t have been surprised by something like this showing up out of desperation.
Waller is set to write and produce the project, along with Peter Chernin and Katherine Pope.
Since “Mad Men” is a major, major hit, CBS is probably pretty dang excited to get their hands on something of a similar caliber.
Especially since it is noted that “Guinea Pigs” will be joining a “Brady Bunch” reboot on the station. Best of luck getting that one off the ground, CBS.
The Emmy-winning Waller has also written for “Eli Stone,” “Desperate Housewives” and “Commander in Chief,” all of ABC, so it sounds like in addition to the smooth, scotchy feel that we so enjoy from “Mad Men,” Waller knows how to throw in some prime time-style comedy.