GREENLIGHTS M.D. LIVE (WT) FROM LIONSGATE TELEVISION
First Live Series to Crowdsource and Crowdsolve Solutions
to Medical Mysteries
From Life-Threatening Diseases to Unusual Ailments, M.D. Live
Will Draw On Medical Experts Worldwide to Help Diagnose Mysterious
Maladies and Incorporate Viewer Experiences to Crowdsource Remedies
24/7 Access to Highly Accredited Medical Resources
Turner announced M.D. Live (working title),
the first live, non-fiction series that taps into the worldwide
phenomenon of medical crowdsourcing.
The two-hour weekly event set to premiere in 2019 will feature
patients battling various ailments that are undiagnosed, misdiagnosed,
or uncured. A recurring panel of highly accredited doctors will
discuss potential diagnoses before throwing live to the crowd
for additional feedback, solutions and support. TNT has
ordered 10 episodes of the series from Lionsgate Television.
“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 vice president 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.”
This innovative, multi-platform television series will also
feature breaking medical alerts, cutting-edge medical breakthroughs,
and live remotes from across the country and around the world.
The series will enable a team of top medical experts to help
diagnose and/or treat patients on location throughout the country.
M.D. Live is also working with a top bio-ethicist to ensure
the medical team is able to provide the best patient-forward
“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 EVP 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.”
Through a 24/7, online experience and interactive components
including live, second-screen experiences, audiences can share
their thoughts on what’s happening in the show in real time.
M.D. Live will cultivate an interactive community
for viewers to dive deeper into each medical case and interact
with each other. Viewers will be able to submit their own cases
online to be considered for the show.
M.D. Live is produced by B17 Entertainment and
Motiv8 Media in association with Lionsgate Television with Brien
Meagher, Rhett Bachner, Kara Kurcz, and Brian Lee serving as
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