Chicago P.D.'s Sophia Bush Is Heading To CBS For A New TV Show

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Sophia Bush surprised lots of fans when she decided to leave her starring role as no-nonsense detective Erin Lindsay on Chicago P.D. behind after four seasons with the hit cop drama. Now, though, she's moving on and fans of hers could soon see Bush on a new medical drama at CBS, title Good Sam.

According to Deadline, Sophia Bush has signed on for the starring role in Good Sam as the title character. Sam is a talented heart surgeon whose career has been suppressed by her "renowned and pompous boss" who has always failed to give Sam her due by recognizing her talents. When her boss suddenly has medical problems of his own, though, and falls into a coma, it allows Sam to come into her own, personally and professionally, when she steps up and fills his position as chief of surgery.

Things soon get more difficult for Sam when her domineering boss, Griff, wakes from his coma and wants to begin working again, even if it means working under his former second in command, whom he'd always slighted. And, just to add another nice twist to this whole enterprise, Griff isn't just any old unnecessarily tough boss, he's also Sam's "overbearing blowhard" of a father. Yikes.

Good Sam comes from Katie Wech (Star, BH90210) and Jennie Snyder Urman (Jane the Virgin, Charmed), and the two worked together on the last season of Jane the Virgin, so it would seem that they had good reason to keep their working relationship going with this family medical drama. Wech is also writing the pilot for Good Sam, and will executive produce along with Urman and Joanna Klein.

This will be Sophia Bush's second drama pilot in a row a CBS, with last year's Surveillance coming close to a series order. The actress has hardly remained out of the spotlight since her time on Chicago P.D. ended, though. She has a recurring role on the upcoming Hulu romantic comedy, Love, Victor (which is scheduled to premiere sometime in June), had a voice role in The Incredibles 2, and was recently seen on This Is Us, in a part which could recur. And, it turns out that her time on NBC's hit family drama came because of her work on Love, Victor, so Bush is really on a winning streak right now.

While Sophia Bush previously shared that there were a lot of things that she enjoyed about working on Chicago P.D., there were also many aspects she wasn't happy about, and once she began to open up about why she left the show in the middle of her seven-year contract, that was made even more apparent. Bush said that she told her bosses that things would need to change in order for her to stay on the show at the table read for the Season 4 premiere, so she gave them plenty of notice about just how unhappy she'd become.

Obviously, working conditions didn't change to her satisfaction, so Sophia Bush made good on her word to leave the complicated situation behind, and after threatening to take legal action she was released from her contract.

Luckily, all that strife is behind Sophia Bush now, and fans might get to see her in a regular, starring role on Good Sam. Right now, the show is still in the very early stages, so there's no word on whether or not it will get a series order, when it would air or how many episodes we'd get to see. But, you can stay tuned to CinemaBlend for the latest on that, and check out our 2020 premiere guide for everything else happening in TV right now!

Adrienne Jones
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