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Series Length:1 Season, 8 Episodes
Schedule: Tuesday 10:00 PM et/pt on ABC
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Addictive and absorbing, NY Med is television drama with a documentary twist. This eight-part medical mini-series follows the daily crises faced by the staff and patients of a large urban hospital. It is shot mainly at Columbia University and Weill Cornell medical centers, part of the New York-Presbyterian Hospital in New York City. The series is the third similar type of program from veteran executive producer Terence Wrong, who neatly combines a flair for the dramatic with reality TV. The action is fast-paced, sometimes leaving its viewers breathless as it smoothly moves from success to failure involving those who deal with modern-age medicine. After NY Med's premier on ABC in July 2012, critics praised the show, citing its hard-hitting approach interspersed with moments of warmth and even comedy.

The ensemble cast of NY Med is believable, portrayed as hardworking but human as they deal with patients and with the daily problems of living and working in a big city hospital. They are shown as New Yorkers who spend more time with each other than with their own families. Included on the staff are such characters as the tough-talking ward nurse who hides her soft side, the too-stern-to-be-human heart surgeon, and the African-American doctor from the South who struggles as a role model. Also part of the staff is real-life heart surgeon Mehmet Oz, more famous as a real-life talk show host. Here, he combines surgery with compassion and counseling. This honesty from the cast and in the problems they deal with is the staying power of NY Med.

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Status: Currently Airing
Rating: 8.5/10
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  • A mother is willing to undergo a dangerous surgery to remove cancer from her abdomen; a husband and wife balance the demands of their career and relationship; a new kind of colon surgery gives hope to an 18-year-old with Crohn's disease.

  • A trauma surgeon counsels the family of a man who was run over by a vehicle in the street; Dr. Mehmet Oz performs a heart-valve replacement on an elderly woman; a pediatric surgeon operates on a newborn with multiple heart abnormalities; an ER doctor is serenaded by a patient who needs stitches in his hand.

  • A 26-year-old suffering from cystic fibrosis is desperate for new lungs.

  • A string of violence on a Friday night keeps a surgical resident busy; a Gulf War veteran anxiously waits for a donor heart; a single mother learns she has breast cancer.

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