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CBS has won the Jason Isaacs sweepstakes. The Awake star, who was offered virtually every drama male lead in his age range this season, has closed a deal for CBS’ The Surgeon General. Rod Lurie has come on board to direct the pilot, from Lie To Me creator/executive producer Samuel Baum. The CBS TV Studios-produced project centers on Dr. John Sherman (Isaacs)— the most powerful doctor in the nation, the Surgeon General, who has 315 million patients. As “America’s Doctor,” Sherman and his team battle the powerful forces of politics and business, fighting to protect the health of everyday Americans. Brit Isaacs is with Gersh, The Collective and UK’s Paul Lyon Maris. »

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