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Mercy: 2009 Fall TV Preview

Among the new series NBC has set to premiere this month is Mercy, a new medical drama that follows a group of nurses working at Mercy hospital. We’ve got a series description and some clips from the first episode for you to check out.

Do we really need another medical drama? There seems to be no shortage of demand for them, so I’m sure there will be plenty of people (nurses, especially) who will try to catch the pilot episode when it premieres next week. Below is NBC’s series description and further down you’ll find the episode clips.

“From creator/executive producer Liz Heldens (NBC’s Friday Night Lights), executive producers Gretchen Berg & Aaron Harberts (Pushing Daisies) and Gail Berman and Lloyd Braun comes Mercy, a new medical drama about the lives of the people who work at Mercy Hospital seen through the eyes of those who know it best - its nurses.Nurse Veronica Callahan (Taylor Schilling Dark Matter) has just returned to Mercy Hospital from a tour in Iraq and knows more about medicine than all of the residents combined. Together with fellow nurses Sonia Jimenez (Jaime Lee Kirchner, Rescue Me), who turns the heads of everyone in the hospital and Chloe Payne (Michelle Trachtenberg, Gossip Girl), a naive newcomer who learns to deal with the difficulties of working in a challenging and sometimes unsettling profession, they navigate the daily traumas and social landmines of life and love both inside the hospital and out in the real world.The cast also includes James Tupper (Men in Trees) as Dr. Chris Sands, a new doctor at the hospital who complicates Veronica's life, Diego Klattenhoff (Supernatural) as Mike Callahan, Veronica’s estranged husband, Guillermo Diaz (Weeds) as Nurse Angel Lopez and James Le Gros as Dr. Harris (Ally McBeal).

Mercy premieres Wednesday, September 23rd on NBC (8-9 p.m. ET).

CLICK HERE to view the full 2009 fall TV premiere schedule.

Kelly West
Kelly West

Kelly joined CinemaBlend as a freelance TV news writer in 2006 and went on to serve as the site’s TV Editor before moving over to other roles on the site. At present, she’s an Assistant Managing Editor who spends much of her time brainstorming and editing feature content on the site.