• Pure Genius Combines Medicine and Technology

    by  • September 13, 2016 • Paleyfest 2016 • 1 Comment


    A high-tech medical drama about attempting the impossible.

    James Bell is a billionaire tech genius who has decided to put his money to good purpose, creating a hospital where the latest technological wonders are put at the service of medicine, allowing virtual miracles of healing. Bell recruits pioneering physician Dr. Walter Wallace to lead his medical staff; but the two soon come into conflict – Bell is impatient with Wallace’s cautious approach to innovation, while Wallace distrusts Bell’s reliance on technology rather than sound medical protocol.

    The first episode contained little content of concern; some graphic (though not very bloody) surgery is shown, involving open-heart surgery and the removal of a pregnant woman’s baby from her womb. Language was mild, and there were no references to sex in the first episode.

    Pure Genius is a traditional “disease-of-the-week” medical drama with a science-fiction twist, involving the use of almost unbelievable technologies. While free of offensive content, the program may not be of interest to children.

    Pure Genius premieres Thursday, October 27 at 10:00 p.m. ET on CBS.



    Christopher Gildemeister is the PTC’s Head of Research Operations. He began as an Entertainment Analyst at the PTC in 2005. From 2007-2016, he was Senior Writer/Editor, responsible for communicating the PTC’s message to the public through newsletters, columns, and the PTC Watchdog blog. Dr. Gildemeister holds a Ph.D. from The Catholic University of America.

    One Response to Pure Genius Combines Medicine and Technology

    1. Carole Tilley
      November 13, 2016 at 8:37 am

      Why is no one discussing the immoral content that is shown on “regular programming” ? I have noticed on a channel called “This”, quite a lot of sexual scenes and sexual content that’s disturbing to me. I don’t hear anything except what is being aired by cable or satellite programming being screened. The regular tv content is also something that seems to warrant someone looking into some of the ratings and explicit content, I.e. sex, profanity, nudity, language, etc…Thanks for listening.

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