Friday, September 25, 2009

New schedule for organ transplant TV series "Three Rivers"

CBS BUMPS NEW "THREE RIVERS" PILOT, SECOND EPISODE TO AIR FIRST Oct 4th at 9pm ET

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LOS ANGELES -- CBS is giving "Three Rivers" a new pilot - again.

Scheduling updates released by the network this morning indicate the show's second episode ("Place of Life") will now serve as its premiere on Sunday, October 4 at 9:00/8:00c. "Tick-Tock," originally set for October 4, will instead air the following week.

Here's how the Eye details the respective installments:

"Place of Life": After suffering a heart-attack, Dr. Andy Yablonski (Alex O'Loughlin) tells a young pregnant woman that in order to save her and her unborn child she must get a heart transplant. However, unexpected complications with the donor's family place the operation in jeopardy, on THREE RIVERS, premiering Sunday, Oct. 4 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

"Tick-Tock": Andy and the team try to save an 18-year-old college student in need of a double lung transplant but run into a road block that might not allow her to be eligible for a new set of lungs, on THREE RIVERS, Sunday, Oct. 11 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

Both episodes were filmed after the original pilot was scrapped to accommodate the addition of Alfre Woodard (replacing the Julia Ormond and Joaquim de Almeida characters) as well as relocating production to Los Angeles.

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4 comments:

BetteLG said...

Merv,
Glad I checked your blog. I was all psyched to get some popcorn and watch it tomorrow night.
Now I am disappointed.

Merv Sheppard said...

Hi Bette,
But just think of the exciting week ahead as the suspense builds up to October 4th. Merv.

BetteLG said...

Yeah but now I can't wait.
I went to CBS/Three Rivers and the comments are unbelieveable.
Such short sightedness from the viewing public.
Only we recipients and medical staff really NEED this show.
I keep urging everyone to watch it so we can keep it on the air!

Merv Sheppard said...

Read theblog: http://threeriversblogspot.blogspot.com/
Merv.