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.
I’ve added some photos of Matt attending the Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life premiere, at the Regency Bruin Theatre in Los Angeles, California (November 18). The Gilmore Girls revival will be streaming on Netflix on November 25th!
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Lorelai Gilmore won’t stop talking. Ever. It’s kind of her thing. She talks incessantly at a lightning-quick pace that can only be sustained by drinking multiple cups of coffee every day. At least she did … until season 7.
Lauren Graham remembers the exact moment it happened. “I was in a scene in that seventh season and I thought, ‘Something feels so odd to me,’” Graham says. “And it was I was in a scene with two other people and I wasn’t talking. I thought, ‘I’ve never had this before.’”
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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.
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