With mid-season only about a month away, the networks are gearing up their new schedules with NBC announcing one of their newest additions – Do No Harm – being added to the line-up. The new drama will debut on Thursday, January 31 at 10/9c after the hour-long series finale of ’30 Rock’.
According to NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt, “January 31 will be a special night as one classic series will mark its finale with a great hour-long sendoff episode while a promising new drama will make its debut on Thursdays. ’30 Rock’ is acclaimed as a legendary comedy and we will see a truly memorable and fitting last episode. In ‘Do No Harm’ viewers will have a unique new dramatic storyline with an exciting new star in Steven Pasquale that takes them into dark and uncharted territory”.
The premise behind ‘Do No Harm’ is focused on Dr. Jason Cole (Steven Pasquale from ‘Rescue Me’), who is a highly respected neurosurgeon who has it all: a lucrative career, confident charm and the gift of compassion. But he also has a deep, dark secret. One morning when he wakes up disoriented in a wrecked hotel room amidst several near-naked women he’s never seen before, he knows one thing – it’s happening again. Every night at the same hour, something inside Jason changes, leaving him almost unrecognizable – seductive, devious even borderline sociopathic. This new man is his dangerous alternate personality who goes by the name of “Ian Price.” For years he’s battled Ian, keeping him in check with a powerful experimental sedative. But now his – their – body has developed a resistance to the serum, setting Ian free once again. And to make matters worse, after being suppressed for so long, Ian’s hell-bent on taking revenge on his oppressor.
The cast of this Jekyll and Hyde-laced drama includes Alana De La Garza (‘Law & Order’), Michael Esper (‘A Beautiful Mind’), Ruta Gedmintas (‘The Borgias’) and Phylicia Rashad (‘The Cosby Show’). The series is produced by Universal Television and Traugott Company with David Schulner (‘Desperate Housewives’ and ‘The Event’) as executive producer/writer alongside Peter Traugott and Rachel Kaplan (both from ‘Ringer). Michael Mayer (‘Smash’) is the co-executive producer and director.