A Look at the CBS Series "A Gifted Man" With Patrick Wilson and Jennifer Ehle (Video)
20 May 2011
CBS recently picked up the hour-long medical drama "A Gifted Man," starring Tony Award winner Jennifer Ehle and Tony Award nominee Patrick Wilson; the series is set to air this fall Friday nights at 8 PM ET.
The series, according to CBS, is "a drama about a brilliant, charismatic surgeon whose life changes forever when his deceased ex-wife begins teaching him the meaning of life from the 'hereafter.' Michael Holt (Wilson) is an exceptional doctor who lives a materialistic life of luxury thanks to his work-obsessed career and powerful and wealthy patients; however, Michael's ordered world is rocked when his ex-wife, Anna (Ehle), an idealistic free-clinic doctor and the love of his life, mysteriously appears to him. Michael's off-beat sister, Christina (Julie Benz), a single mom to her teenaged son, Milo (Liam Aiken), is thrilled that Anna's back in her brother's life, even as an 'illusion,' because Michael was always a better person with her. Curious about Michael's sudden change in behavior is his efficient assistant, Rita (Margo Martindale). When Anna asks Michael to go to her clinic to help keep it running, he meets Autumn (Afton Williamson), a volunteer carrying on Anna's work with the underprivileged. Touched by those in need and accepting of Anna's compassionate 'presence,' Michael's attitude toward serving the rich and poor is turned upside down, and he begins to see that there's room in his life for everyone."
Tony Award nominee Margo Martindale also appears alongside Wilson and Ehle in the new medical drama directed by Oscar winner Jonathan Demme.