Indebted to the Mob: Catch the Series Premiere of THE MOB DOCTOR Sept. 16 at 9 p.m. on CTV or Else…

- New medical crime drama stars Jordana Spiro (HARRY'S LAW), William Forsythe (BOARDWALK EMPIRE), Zach Gilford (FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS), and James Carpinello (THE GOOD WIFE) -
- Emmy® Award-winning actor Timothy Busfield (THE WEST WING), Shohreh Aghdashloo (24), and John Benjamin Hickey (THE BIG C) land recurring roles -

"It [THE MOB DOCTOR] could pack the cerebral punch of HOUSE together with the visceral action-kick of THE SOPRANOS." - Alex Strachan, Postmedia

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TORONTO, Sept. 7, 2012 /CNW/ - Viewers are encouraged to tune into THE MOB DOCTOR, Sundays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CTV, beginning Sept. 16 or else… risk missing one of the most anticipated new shows of the fall television season. Starring Jordana Spiro (HARRY'S LAW), the fast-paced medical crime drama follows a promising young surgeon, Dr. Grace Devlin (Spiro), who becomes indebted to the South Chicago mafia in order to pay off her brother's life-threatening gambling debt. THE MOB DOCTOR moves to a special pre-EMMY® AWARDS timeslot on Sept. 23 at 7 p.m. ET before settling back into its regular Sundays at 9 p.m. ET/PT timeslot the following week (visit CTV.ca to confirm local broadcast times).

Following its television broadcast, viewers can catch up on full episodes of THE MOB DOCTOR across CTV's digital platforms on CTV.ca, the CTV App, the CTV Mobile channel and through video on demand partners.

"Canadians can look forward to an action-packed, fast-paced drama with a captivating lead in Jordana Spiro," said Phil King, President, CTV Programming and Sports. "THE MOB DOCTOR is a unique blend of hospital drama and mob-style thrills."

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Devoted to medicine. Devoted to family. Indebted to the mob. In THE MOB DOCTOR, Dr. Grace Devlin is a top resident at Chicago's Roosevelt Medical Center. Smart and self-assured, she's heralded as one of the country's most promising young surgeons. But, family ties keep her glued to her Southside roots. To pay off her brother's life-threatening gambling debt, she makes a deal with the devil and agrees to work "off book" for the mafia men she once despised. But in this other vastly different world, she must juggle an onslaught of mob-related demands while keeping her dual life a secret from everyone. THE MOB DOCTOR also stars William Forsythe (BOARDWALK EMPIRE) as Constantine Alexander, the former head of the Southside mob looking to reclaim his place in the organization; Floriana Lima (GLORY DAYS) as Nurse "Ro" Angeli, Grace's protective best friend; Zach Gilford (OFF THE MAP),as Dr. Brett Robinson, Grace's handsome boyfriend,; Jaime Lee Kirchner (NECESSARY ROUGHNESS) as Grace's rival Dr. Olivia Watson; Zeljko Ivanek (DAMAGES) as the Chief of Surgery, Dr. Stafford White; James Carpinello (THE GOOD WIFE) as Grace's ex-boyfriend Franco; Jesse Lee Soffer (AS THE WORLD TURNS) as Nate Devlin, Grace's well-meaning screw-up brother; and Wendy Makkena (NCIS) as Grace's perpetually in-denial mother Daniella Devlin. Emmy® Award-winning actor Timothy Busfield THE WEST WING, Shohreh Aghdashloo (24), and John Benjamin Hickey (THE BIG C) recently landed recurring roles.

In the series premiere (Sept. 16), Dr. Grace Devlin (Spiro), who is a top resident at Chicago's Roosevelt Medical Center, is faced with the intense demands of being a surgeon and working off book for the mafia men she once despised. As she tries to heed the demands of these two conflicting worlds, the former head of the Southside mob, Constantine Alexander (Forsythe), stands by her, while her boss at Roosevelt Medical and Chief of Surgery, Dr. Stafford White (Ivanek), and her blue-blooded boyfriend (Gilford) remain unaware of her "other" life, and the moral dilemma in which she finds herself in.

THE MOB DOCTOR is a production of Sony Pictures Television. The series is created and written by Josh Berman DROP DEAD DIVA, BONES and Rob Wright (DROP DEAD DIVA, CROSSING JORDAN). Berman, Wright and Emmy® Award-winning director Michael Dinner (JUSTIFIED), Carla Kettner (BONES) are executive producers and Dinner directed the pilot.

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For further information:

Matthew Almeida, CTV and CTV Two, 416.384.2629 or matthew.almeida@bellmedia.ca
Jim Quan, CTV and CTV Two, 416.384.5311 or jim.quan@bellmedia.ca


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