Medical drama Good Sam, starring Sophia Bush have been picked up to series by CBS.
Good Sam are expected to be for fall, as per traditional CBS practice, but that has yet to be confirmed.
Good Sam stars One Tree Hill and Chicago P.D. star Bush as a talented yet stifled surgeon, who embraces her leadership role after her renowned and pompous boss falls into a coma. When he awakens and wants to resume surgery, however, it falls to her to supervise this overbearing blowhard who never acknowledged her talents – and also happens to be her father.
Five months after abruptly vacating her starring role on Chicago P.D. adieu, Sophia Bush is set to headline a pilot for 20th Century Fox TV as part of an exclusive talent holding and development deal, our sister site Deadline reports.
The eventual project will either be a drama or comedy — Bush previously flexed her comedic muscles on CBS’ short-lived Partners — for the upcoming pilot season. Additionally, she will develop projects on which she will serve as an executive producer.
“Now more than ever, vital female voices need to be heard,” Bush said in a statement. “I’m thrilled to begin developing content that inspires and excites me at 20th Century Fox TV.”
“[Sophia]’s smart, she’s passionate, and she brings great ideas and energy to the table,” added Sharon Klein, Fox Television Group EVP of Casting. “She’s a giant TV star and we’re thrilled to have her exclusively at FTG.”
Bush departed Chicago P.D. after four seasons this past May when her character Det. Erin Lindsay left to take a job with the FBI in New York. Prior to her run on the NBC drama, Bush starred on One Tree Hill for nine seasons. Her other TV credits include crossover appearances as Det. Lindsay on Chicago Fire, Chicago Med and Law & Order: SVU, as well as an arc on Nip/Tuck.
The new season of Chicago P.D. has a lot of exciting and big changes ahead, and even the stars are feeling the difference.
During an interview with TV Line, Jon Seda, who will be returning to the series this fall as Antonio Dawson, after switching over to Chicago Justice for a season, explained how he’s adjusting to life back on P.D. and the impact of Sophia Bush’s departure from the drama.
“There’s been some changes all around, from the actors to producers and things like that. Sophia Bush is a great talent… when I worked with her, I just had such a great time. She’s going to be missed,” Seda told TV Line’s Vlada Gelman about Bush’s departure from the series, before explaining that her role really can’t be replaced. “I don’t think it’s so much that you even try to fill those shoes. You just kind of take it for what it is. That was a great character she created, and you just focus now on the team that’s there and move forward.”
As Seda prepares to move forward with the show and reprise his role without longtime co-star Bush, he explained that his character, Antonio will also have to learn to get along without Bush’s Detective Erin Lindsay.
“It’s hard. Antonio misses her. But he has to come back and do his job as best he can,” the actor explained before teasing a possible reunion with the character… at least on the phone.
“Maybe they will have scenes where she’s calling and talking on the phone or something. I don’t know,” he continued. “Like I said, you really don’t have time to stop and think about it. You’ve just got to move on.”
We’re trying to move on Jon, but it’s hard! While we’re still not over Bush’s departure from the series (here’s hoping it means a real One Tree Hill reunion can happen as a result), Seda’s return is definitely a cause for celebration.
Chicago P.D. returns for season five on September 27, 2017 at 10 p.m. on NBC.
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#OneChicago uberproducer Dick Wolf is speaking out for the first time since it was revealed that Chicago P.D. star Sophia Bush is exiting the NBC drama after four seasons.
“She wanted to leave,” Wolf told reporters at the Television Critics Association summer press tour on Thursday. As for how the show will bounce back after losing one of its original cast members, “I don’t think it will have any effect at all,” Wolf said.
News of Bush’s departure as Detective Erin Lindsay broke following the Season 4 finale in May, which found the cop contemplating a job offer at the FBI’s counter-terrorism unit in New York City, while ignoring a call from ex-boyfriend Jay Halstead. In the aftermath, Tracy Spiridakos’ Det. Hailey Upton was promoted to series regular for the upcoming fifth season. Additionally, it was announced that Jon Seda, who plays Det. Antonio Dawson, would rejoin P.D. after a one-season stint on the cancelled spinoff Chicago Justice.
P.D. is also undergoing some changes behind the scenes: Rick Eid (Law & Order: SVU) has stepped in as showrunner, replacing departing executive producer Matt Olmstead. “Nobody left because they did a bad job,” Wolf said of the showrunner switch. “With Matt, he’s kind of burnt out. Everybody forgot that he was really on point for three shows. It’s very hard.”
Chicago P.D. returns with new episodes on Wednesday, Sept. 27 at 10/9c on NBC.
Here are the last episode stills of season 4! From episode 4×20 till the season finale 4×23!
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Looks like Chicago P.D.‘s Lindsay will definitely be taking that FBI job in New York City.
Sophia Bush, who plays Detective Erin Lindsay, is leaving the NBC drama after four seasons, our sister site Deadline reports.
While Bush will no longer be a series regular, there is a chance that the actress — who is exiting the show of her own accord — will return for a guest-starring arc to wrap up Lindsay’s storyline. The character was last seen contemplating a job offer at the FBI’s counter-terrorism unit in New York City, while ignoring a call from ex-boyfriend Jay Halstead, at the close of the Season 4 finale. (Little did she know, he was planning to pop the question!)
Chicago P.D. returns for Season 5 this fall on NBC, where it will continue to air Wednesdays at 10/9c.