Fox has picked up a second hourlong pilot to series. Medical drama The Resident, which had been running right behind Marvel’s The Gifted as the second-most-buzzed Fox drama pilot over the past month, has landed on the Fox schedule alongside The Gifted, which was picked up Tuesday.
It is unclear whether Fox will pick up more dramas, with some speculating that this might be it. The network has not passed on any pilots yet, and it only produced four hourlong pilots this year: the two picked up to series as well as the untitled University Project and Behind Enemy Lines. Neither of the remaining ones is getting major traction at the moment, though a pickup still is considered a possibility depending on Fox’s needs, and the University drama has been screening and testing relatively well. (Fox is yet to film two drama pilots ordered this season, The Passage and The Beast, and the network is said to have high hopes for The Passage as a potential midseason entry.)
Written by Amy Holden Jones, Hayley Schore and Roshan Sethi, directed by Phillip Noyce and executive produced by Antoine Fuqua, The Resident stars Matt Czuchry, Manish Dayal, Bruce Greenwood, Emily VanCamp and Shaunette Wilson. It centers on a tough, brilliant senior resident who guides an idealistic young doctor through his first day, pulling back the curtain on what really happens, both good and bad, in modern-day medicine.
Jones, Fuqua and Noyce executive produce alongside Oly Obst and David Boorstein, while Schore and Sethi serve as co-executive producers for 20th Century Fox TV, 3 Arts Entertainment & Fuqua Films.
Exciting news! It has been reported that Matt is joining FOX’s new medical-drama, The Resident.
‘Gilmore Girls’ Grad Matt Czuchry Joins Fox Medical Drama
Gilmore Girls grad Matt Czuchry is scrubbing in.
The actor has signed on to star in Fox’s medical-drama pilot The Resident, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
The project follows an idealistic young doctor as he begins his first day under the supervision of a tough, brilliant senior resident who pulls the curtain back on all of the good and evil in modern-day medicine. Lives may be saved or lost, but expectations will always be shattered.
Czuchry will play Conrad Hawkins, a cocky third-year resident at Kings County Hospital. He joins a cast that also includes Manish Dayal and Bruce Greenwood.
Amy Holden Jones (Black Box), Hayley Schore (Code Black) and Roshan Sethi (Code Black) wrote the pilot. Jones will executive produce with Fuqua and Oly Obst, while Schore and Sethi are attached as co-exec producers. Phillip Noyce will direct. 20th Television will produce in association with 3 Arts Entertainment and Fuqua Films.
At Fox, Czuchry joins his Gilmore Girls co-star Lauren Graham, who is set to headline the comedy pilot Linda From HR.
The Resident comes fresh off of Netflix’s Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life revival, in which Czuchry appeared in all four installments.
“It always comes down to, when I read that script, if I’m going to be heartbroken if I don’t get that role,” Czuchry told THR in November when asked about his next role after Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life. “So it’s really that gut feeling of reading the character and the material and then looking at who are the people associated with this, and if it is a TV show, what are the themes moving forward, how many episodes is it, where is it shot? A lot of things come into play.”
Before returning to Stars Hollow, Czuchry wrapped a seven-season run on The Good Wife. The actor, whose other credits include Friday Night Lights, is repped by Gersh and Thruline.
Matt Czuchry Talks Fashion, Fame and the Gilmore Girls Reunion
Matt Czuchry knows a cult hit when he sees one. He rose to fame as Logan Huntzberger, Rory Gilmore’s college love interest on Gilmore Girls, before playing hotshot young lawyer Cary Agos on The Good Wife. Now, the Benjamin Button-esque actor (he’s 39!) is returning to his Gilmore roots when all four 90-minute chapters of the “Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life” reboot premiere on Netflix at midnight PST on Nov. 25. We sat down with Czuchry, our latest Haute Living “Man of Style” (watch out for his shoot in the coming weeks), to discuss his career choices, his fashion favorites and why going back to Stars Hollow ten years later was one of the best decisions he’s ever made.
How did it feel to film Gilmore Girls again?
The energy surrounding the project was something so incredibly powerful, unique, and pure. I say “pure” because ever since we wrapped the original series in 2007, fans of the show have wanted more from this world they loved so deeply. And although their voices were very passionate for a very long time, it looked like new stories were never going to come together. And then… it happened. Something once thought impossible, became possible. How many times can you truly say that in life? And on top of that, it came together in such a perfect and special way. The original creators returned to write all four scripts and direct all four movies. All the cast members came back. A lot of original crew members worked on the project. So, it is new stories born from this very pure place of love from the fans; and in turn, everyone who worked on creating these stories was fueled by this unique energy of something that was once thought to be improbable, coming to life.
It’s here! Netflix has released a date for the premiere of the four-part event, Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, streaming on Netflix November 25th!
Here’s your first look at Lorelai and Rory in 2016. Seasons change, but some things never will. Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, a four-part event, premieres November 25. Only on Netflix. Welcome back to Stars Hollow!
Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life includes four 90-minute chapters, each spanning one of the four seasons: Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall. Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life is created by Amy Sherman-Palladino, who executive produces, writes and directs the four 90-minute chapters with Daniel Palladino. The project is from Dorothy Parker Drank Here Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television.
EXCLUSIVE: Matt Czuchry Is ‘Blown Away’ by ‘Fantastic’ New ‘Gilmore Girls’ Scripts
As his hit series The Good Wife comes to a close, actor Matt Czuchry has another exciting project in the works. The hunky 38-year-old is reprising his role as newspaper heir Logan Huntzberger in Netflix’s Gilmore Girls revival, and he thinks fans have every right to be excited about the reboot.
“The fans immediately in 2007 when the show ended, felt like they wanted more,” he told ET at The Good Wife finale party at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City on Thursday. “And so it’s been that many years in the making that this has happened and the fact that it’s come together feels really, really special for all the cast, all the crew, and for the fans as well.”
Naturally, Czuchry remained mum when it came to doling out spoilers, but he did note that the scripts didn’t disappoint. The series was known for its fast-talking characters and pop culture references.
“Those four scripts, it’s 90 minute movies on Netflix and they’re incredible,” he said. “[Creators] Amy Sherman-Palladino and Dan Palladino did an amazing job as to where the characters are, where they’ve been and where they’re going. We’ll see how it finishes out in the end, but they did an amazing job with the scripts. I’m blown away by their work.”
Logan was Rory Gilmore’s [Alexis Bledel] final boyfriend at the end of Gilmore Girls. He proposed to her at her graduation party and she ended up turning him down. He ended things and she went to cover then-Senator Barack Obama’s presidential campaign. All of Rory’s main boyfriends – Logan, Dean (Jared Padalecki), and Jess (Milo Ventimiglia) – will be returning for the Netflix revival.