TNT has greenlit M.D. Live, a live series about medical diagnosis crowdsourcing, from Lionsgate Television for its 2019 schedule.
In each two-hour weekly episode, participants present their undiagnosed or uncured ailments to a panel of doctors. They will discuss potential diagnoses before asking the audience for additional feedback, solutions and support. The multiplatform show will also feature breaking medical alerts, medical breakthroughs and live remotes from across the country and around the world. Experts will be able to help diagnose and treat patients on location throughout the country.
“We want this show to inspire action and give hope to real people struggling with medical problems to get answers, proper treatment, and ultimately, improve their quality of life,” said Michael Bloom, senior VP of unscripted and live programming for TNT. “Our professional team of studio and field crews will lead our charge crowdsourcing hope to help our patients solve the medical mysteries we present in this series.”
“M.D. Live will tap into the cultural zeitgeist of crowdsourced care to create a relevant, current and provocative series,” said Jennifer O’Connell, Lionsgate’s executive VP and head of worldwide alternative programming. “The interactive elements allowing viewers to engage with some of the world’s top medical professionals take this show beyond observation to inspire action.”
M.D. Live is produced by B17 Entertainment and Motiv8 Media in association with Lionsgate Television.