WHO: Anastasia Griffith, Derek Luke, Cliff Curtis, Jamey Sheridan, Taylor Kinney, Kevin Rankin, and exec producers Peter Berg, Jeffrey Reiner, and Dario Scardapane.
PREMISE: ER only completely outdoors. (It follows first responder paramedics.) Despite the impressive pedigree — Berg and Reiner hail from FNL — I just can’t get excited about this show. Probably explains why I haven’t watched the pilot yet.
12:10 pm/PST: “We’re not going to blow up the world every week,” says e.p. Dario Scardapane. “But there will be an intense event that these people will respond to.”
12:14 pm: Press tour makes you smarter. I just learned that MCI stands for mass casualty incidents.
12:24 pm: A question about the abundance of medical shows yields this unchecked statistic: There are 26 medical dramas on TV at the moment, a fact that Berg finds shocking. “There are 26 medical dramas on TV?” he marvels. “That’s a lot.”
12:29 pm: Press tour makes you smarter. I just learned that Anastasia Griffith (Damages) is British.
12:32 pm: Press tour makes you smarter. I just learned that PTS stands for post traumatic stress. Just kidding. I knew that. I’m just bored. And hungry. Speaking of which…
… it’s lunchtime!