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Trauma: 2009 Fall TV Preview

What? You were looking for yet another medical drama to fall in love with? Well NBC has just the ticket with their new series Trauma, which is set to premiere next Monday.

What does Trauma have to offer to set itself apart from all of the other shows about doctors and nurses saving lives? Well, for one thing, this one’s about paramedics, so there’s that and for another, the series is exec-produced by Friday Night Lights’ Peter Berg. Below is NBC’s series description and further down are a few clips from the premiere episode.

“ From executive producer Peter Berg (NBC’s Friday Night Lights) comes Trauma, the first high-octane medical drama series to live exclusively in the field where the real action is. Like an adrenaline shot to the heart, Trauma is an intense, action-packed look at one of the most dangerous medical professions in the world: first responder paramedics. When emergencies occur, the trauma team from San Francisco City Hospital is first on the scene, traveling by land, by sea or by air to reach their victims in time. From the heights of the city’s Transamerica Pyramid to the depths of the San Francisco Bay, these heroes must face the most extreme conditions to save lives -- and give meaning to their own existence in the process.Starring in Trauma are Cliff Curtis (Push) as daredevil flight medic Reuben Rabbit Palchuk, Derek Luke (Notorious) as stoic paramedic Cameron Boone, Anastasia Griffith (Damages) as strong-willed paramedic Nancy Carnahan, Aimee Garcia (George Lopez) as tough rookie helicopter pilot Marisa Benez, Kevin Rankin (Friday Night Lights) as edgy EMT Tyler Briggs, Taylor Kinney (Fashion House) as rookie EMT Glenn Morris, and Jamey Sheridan (Law & Order: Criminal Intent) as mentor Dr. Joe Saviano.Trauma is a production of Universal Media Studios and Film 44. Berg, Sarah Aubrey (The Kingdom, Friday Night Lights), Jeffrey Reiner (Friday Night Lights), Peter Noah (The West Wing) and series creator Dario Scardapane serve as executive producers. The pilot was written by Scardapane and directed by Reiner.”

Trauma premieres Monday, September 28 (9-10 p.m. ET) on NBC.

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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.