|Developed by||Carol Barbee|
|Written by||Carol Barbee|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||13|
|Original release||October 4, 2009 –|
July 3, 2010
Three Rivers is an American medical drama television series that aired on CBS from October 4, 2009, to July 3, 2010, and starred Alex O'Loughlin in the role of a famous transplant surgeon in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.On November 30, 2009, after just eight episodes of the season had aired Sunday at 9:00 pm (EST), CBS announced that Three Rivers had been pulled from its schedule with no plans to have it returned, and the series was later officially cancelled. However, the remaining unaired episodes were burned off Saturdays at 8:00 pm (EST).
With the long-running NBC drama ER coming to an end, CBS executives put out a call for a new medical show to fill the void. Carol Barbee was introduced via Curtis Hanson to a pitch by Steve Boman, a former transplant coordinator and Chicago newspaper reporter, for a drama about a transplant hospital. Miranda Foster.Barbee decided to undertake the project, telling it from three points of view: the donor's, the recipient's, and the doctor's. The location for the show's setting in Pittsburgh was decided based on a determination that the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) was the world's leading transplant center with the coincidence that the dominant topographical feature of the city, the confluence of the Allegheny, Monongahela, and Ohio rivers, would provide an allegory for the show's three points of view. Barbee did her research for the show at The Cleveland Clinic with Dr. Gonzalo Gonzalez-Stawinski, who also tutored the show's lead star Alex O'Loughlin. Dr. Robert Kormos, co-director of heart transplantation at UPMC, also provided input. Transplant pioneer Thomas Starzl, who visited the set, is the inspiration for the fictional transplant pioneer who is revealed to be the father of character Dr.
The pilot for the Pittsburgh-set medical drama was filmed in western Pennsylvania in March and April 2009 using the closed Brownsville Tri-County Hospital and the David L. Lawrence Convention Center for hospital interior scenes. 19 and 20 at Paramount Pictures, where interior scenes were thereafter produced, although location shooting still occurred in Pittsburgh for exterior shots.Post-pilot recasting resulted in actors Julia Ormond and Joaquim de Almeida departing and Alfre Woodard and Amber Clayton joining the series. Ultimately, the pilot was dropped and a new episode was shot for the television premiere. A high-tech, more visually appealing hospital set for the ER and ICU was built on sound stages
|No.||Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date||Prod.|
|1||"Place of Life"||Christine Moore||Greg Walker||October 4, 2009||102-03||9.17|
|Andy tells a young pregnant woman who has peri-partum cardiomyopathy that to save her and her unborn child she must get a heart transplant. However, unexpected complications with the donor's family place the transplant in jeopardy.|
|2||"Ryan's First Day"||Rob Bailey||Carol Barbee||October 11, 2009||101-02||N/A|
|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.|
|3||"Good Intentions"||Rob Bailey||Sunil Nayar||October 18, 2009||104-05||7.84|
|After Andy convinces UNOS to give a former drug addict a new heart, things take a turn when the patient disappears right before the surgery.|
|4||"Code Green"||Christine Moore||David Amann||October 25, 2009||105-06||7.90|
Following a bus crash, the parents of a young college football player must make a heartbreaking decision regarding donation of his organs. Meanwhile, Andy and Ryan rush to find a procurement team to give a man a heart transplant he desperately needs.Special Guest Star: Devon Werkheiser
|5||"Alone Together"||Duane Clark||Frank Military||November 1, 2009||103-04||7.70|
|Andy tries a risky new procedure on his wife's partner who suffers from an aortic aneurysm.|
|6||"Where We Lie"||Matt Earl Beesley||Ildy Modrovich||November 8, 2009||106-07||7.97|
|Lisa bonds with an 8-year old boy who she saw being crushed by a ride at a fair. Andy and David try to get a patient some much needed medical attention.|
|7||"The Luckiest Man"||Rob Bailey||Lance Gentile||November 15, 2009||107-08||8.45|
A car crash victim insists he wants to be taken off the life support machine so that he can help others with his organs while Andy and Sophia do all they can to save him.Special Guest Star: Mandy Patinkin
|8||"The Kindness of Strangers"||Peter Markle||Jim Adler||November 22, 2009||108-09||7.65|
|The wife of a billionaire suffers the consequences after a setback leaves her without a new liver and her husband resorts to buying one on the black market. Meanwhile, a friend from Andy's past resurfaces.|
|9||"Win-loss"||Unknown||Unknown||June 5, 2010||100-01||3.07|
|When a bride is gunned down at her wedding, the team is sent to harvest her lungs to transplant but run into family problems. Meanwhile, a college basketball player about to turn pro is in need of a new heart.|
|10||"A Roll of the Dice"||Unknown||Unknown||June 12, 2010||109-10||3.13|
When a woman's husband needs a new kidney, she contemplates beginning a "Daisy Chain" which means she will donate a kidney to someone and they in turn will donate their kidney until the chain is completed with her husband getting his kidney. Andy is not sure he wants to support such an action and he is concerned that another patient is rejecting his recently transplanted heart.Special Guest Stars: Felicia Day, Arjay Smith
|11||"Every Breath You Take"||Unknown||Unknown||June 19, 2010||110-11||3.04|
|Dr. Jordon and the others deal with the captain of a firehouse who needs a lung transplant. One of his firefighters must make the tough decision of whether or not she wants to be a living donor. Meanwhile, Andy faces a personal and professional dilemma when his uncle comes to Three Rivers for treatment from a stab wound, but requests that Andy keep it to himself.|
|12||"Case Histories"||Unknown||Unknown||June 26, 2010||111-12||3.29|
|A plane accident leaves a Korean woman blind, requiring a cornea transplant. A woman discovers that she is not pregnant and, instead, suffers from Ascitis. Miranda does everything to save her. Andy is bothered with Luke for trying to experiment with one of his patients.|
|13||"Status 1A"||Unknown||Unknown||July 3, 2010||112-13||2.55|
|Andy puts his patient Kuol at the top of the donor list to receive a new heart after his condition takes a turn for the worse. His transplant is put in jeopardy when police threaten to seize the money raised for Kuol's surgery.|
The fifth season of the American television medical drama Grey's Anatomy, created by Shonda Rhimes, commenced airing on American Broadcasting Company (ABC) in the United States on September 25, 2008 and concluded on May 14, 2009 with 24 aired episodes. The season follows the story of a group of surgeons as they go through their residency, while they also deal with the personal challenges and relationships with their mentors. Season 5 had 13 series regulars with 12 of them returning from the previous season, out of which 8 are part of the original cast. The season aired in the Thursday night time-slot at 9:00 pm. The season was officially released on DVD as a seven disc boxset under the title of Grey's Anatomy: The Complete Fifth Season – More Moments on September 9, 2009 by Buena Vista Home Entertainment.
The twenty-second season of the American animated television series The Simpsons began airing on Fox on September 26, 2010 and ended on May 22, 2011. The Simpsons was renewed for at least two additional seasons during the twentieth season leading up to this season. The cast is currently signed through the 36th season. On November 11, 2010, the series was renewed for a 23rd season by Fox with 22 episodes.
Mercy is an American medical drama television series created by Liz Heldens, which aired on NBC from September 23, 2009, to May 12, 2010. The series initially aired on Wednesday at 8:00 pm (ET), as part of the 2009 fall season, but was pushed back to 9:00 pm in April.
The sixth season of CSI: NY originally aired on CBS between September 2009 and May 2010. It consisted of 23 episodes. Its regular time slot continued on Wednesdays at 10pm/9c. The premiere, "Epilogue", concluded the story from the previous season's cliffhanger finale, "Pay Up".
The ninth season of Family Guy first aired on the Fox network in eighteen episodes from September 26, 2010, to May 22, 2011, before being released as two DVD box sets and in syndication. Family Guy follows the dysfunctional Griffin family—father Peter, mother Lois, daughter Meg, son Chris, baby Stewie and dog Brian, all of whom reside in their hometown of Quahog.
The third season of the television series True Blood premiered on June 13, 2010 simultaneously on HBO and HBO Canada. It concluded its run on September 12, 2010 and contained 12 episodes, bringing the series total to 36. It loosely follows the plot of the third novel of The Southern Vampire Mysteries series, Club Dead.
The fourth season of the American television series Bones premiered on September 3, 2008, with a two-hour episode and concluded on May 14, 2009, on Fox. The show changed time slots again, airing on Wednesdays at 8:00 pm ET before moving to Thursdays at 8:00 pm ET in 2009. The season consisted of 26 episodes and averaged 10.8 million viewers.
The 2011–12 network television schedule for the five major English-language commercial broadcast networks in the United States covers prime time hours from September 2011 through August 2012. The schedule is followed by a list per network of returning series, new series, and series canceled after the 2010–11 season.
The eighth season of American Dad! aired on Fox from September 25, 2011, to May 13, 2012. On February 23, 2011, it was announced that the series had been renewed for an eighth production cycle.
The eighth season of the American television medical drama Grey's Anatomy, commenced airing on the American Broadcasting Company (ABC) on September 22, 2011, with a special 2-hour episode and ended on May 17, 2012 with the eighth season having a total of 24 episodes. The season was produced by ABC Studios, in association with Shondaland Production Company and The Mark Gordon Company, and overseen by showrunners Shonda Rhimes, Tony Phelan and Joan Rater.
A Gifted Man is an American fantasy medical drama television series that premiered on CBS on September 23, 2011. The series is about a talented but self-absorbed surgeon who starts questioning his purpose in life when he is visited by the spirit of his deceased ex-wife. The pilot episode was directed by Jonathan Demme, who also served as an executive producer on the show along with writer Susannah Grant. The first thirteen episodes were aired in the Friday 8:00 p.m. timeslot, while the final three episodes of the 16 episode season order were aired in the Friday 9:00 p.m. timeslot.
The first season of the police procedural drama series Hawaii Five-0 premiered on CBS on September 20, 2010, for the 2010–11 television season in the United States. Production began for the pilot on February 18, 2010. CBS gave a full series order on May 19, 2010, and later ordered a full 24-episode season on October 21, 2010. The season concluded on May 16, 2011.
The second season of the CBS police procedural drama series Hawaii Five-0 premiered on September 19, 2011 for the 2011–12 television season. CBS renewed the series for a 23 episode second season on May 15, 2011. Two fictional crossovers with NCIS: Los Angeles occurred during the season in episodes six and twenty-one. The season concluded on May 14, 2012.