CBS has picked up the One Tree Hill alum’s medical drama, Good Sam, for the 2021-22 broadcast season, according to Deadline. Sophia Bush will star as talented, but stifled, surgeon Sam Griffith, who embraces her leadership role after her boss falls into a coma. However, when he awakens and wants to resume surgery, it falls to her to supervise the person who never acknowledged her talents -- and who also just happens to be her father.
Besides Sophia Bush and former Lucius Malfoy actor Jason Isaacs, Good Sam stars Edwin Hodge (The Purge), Skye P. Marshall (Chilling Adventures of Sabrina), Michael Stahl-David (Cloverfield), Davi Santos (Power Rangers Dino Charge), Omar Maskati (Unbelievable) and Wendy Crewson (Air Force One). So it would seem that the Bush and Isaacs will be surrounded by a pretty varied and capable cast.
Good Sam will mark Sophia Bush’s first main role since Chicago P.D., in which she (in her first lead role) starred as Erin Lindsay from 2014-17. However, most likely also know her as the fashionable and sassy Brooke Davis from the WB/CW drama One Tree Hill, a role she played for the drama’s nine-season run. It’s also interesting to point out that in 2019, Bush was set to portray Maddy Yardley in Surveillance, an unsold CBS pilot on which she was also a producer. Now, it seems like she will finally get her chance on the network.
Good Sam was one of two new CBS pickups, the other being Smallwood, starring Crashing’s Pete Holmes. The series is based on the life of professional bowler Tom Smallwood and also stars Chi McBride (Gone in 60 Seconds) and Katie Lowes (Zootopia). Both series are expected to debut on the fall schedule, which will be announced at the CBS Upfronts this Wednesday.
In addition to adding Sophia Bush and Jason Isaacs' new show, CBS is making a number of other moves ahead of the upcoming TV season. Military drama SEAL Team and freshman series Clarice are possibly looking to be moved to streaming service, Paramount+. Though it hasn’t be confirmed by the network, which has yet to officially renew both series, it’s likely they will be looking at a new home for the upcoming season. The network also passed on three other potential pilots, including Patrick Dempsey’s political drama Ways & Means, a Sarah Cooper and Cindy Chupack single-camera comedy and Welcome To Georgia, starring Hannah Simone and Elizabeth Hurley.
It’s not confirmed when Good Sam will be making its CBS debut but, with the network’s Upfronts presentation happening later this week, CBS will likely announce its fall schedule then. In the meantime, check out our summer 2021 schedule to see when your favorites are returning and what shows you’ll get hooked on next!