Good Sam (TV series)

Good Sam is an American medical drama television series created by Katie Wech for CBS, starring Sophia Bush and Jason Isaacs, which premiered on January 5, 2022.[1] In May 2022, the series was canceled after one season.[2]

Good Sam
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GenreMedical drama
Created byKatie Wech
Starring
Music byZach Robinson
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes13
Production
Executive producers
Producers
  • Sophia Bush
  • Jason Isaacs
  • Norman Denver
  • Aaron Miller
  • Chris Agoston
Production locationsOakville, Ontario, Canada
Cinematography
Editors
  • David L. Bertman
  • Gregg Featherman
  • Benjamin Bumgarner
  • Christina Castro
Running time43 minutes
Production companies
Release
Original networkCBS
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
Original releaseJanuary 5 (2022-01-05) –
May 4, 2022 (2022-05-04)

PremiseEdit

Heart surgeon Dr. Samantha Griffith (Sophia Bush) becomes the top surgeon at Lakeshore Sentinel Hospital after her boss and father, Dr. Rob Griffith (Jason Isaacs), falls into a coma. Her life becomes complicated when he awakens and wants to resume surgery, which means Samantha would be supervising him.[3]

CastEdit

MainEdit

  • Sophia Bush as Dr. Sam Griffith, Cardiac Fellow and Interim Chief at Lakeshore Sentinel Hospital
  • Jason Isaacs as Dr. Rob "Griff" Griffith, one of the country's best cardiothoracic surgeons, the hospital's current Chief Medical Officer and Sam's father
  • Skye P. Marshall as Dr. Lex Trulie, Sam's best friend who is having an affair with Griff
  • Michael Stahl-David as Dr. Caleb Tucker, Sam's ex and member of her team
  • Omar Maskati as Dr. Isan M. Shah, a doctor on Sam's team
  • Wendy Crewson as Vivian Katz, a former orthopedic surgeon, the hospital's former Chief Medical Officer, Sam's mother, and Griff's ex-wife
  • Edwin Hodge as Malcolm A. Kingsley, part of the Kingsley Family Foundation, Lakeshore's main donor, and the hospital's new Director of Finance
  • Davi Santos as Dr. Joey Costa, a doctor on Sam's team

RecurringEdit

Special guest starsEdit

EpisodesEdit

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date [8]U.S. viewers
(millions)
1"Pilot"Tamra DavisKatie WechJanuary 5, 2022 (2022-01-05)2.72[9]
Dr. Rob “Griff” Griffith, the Chief of Surgery at Lakeshore Sentinel Hospital, is shot at his hospital and he falls into coma. Six months later Dr. Sam Griffith, his daughter, takes over as the new chief of surgery. Griff wakes from his coma on the night of Sam’s reception as the new chief. Sam meets Malcolm A. Kingsley, the hospital's new Director of Finance. Griff rejoins the hospital as a proctor but starts interfering with Sam’s work undermining her authority. Sam finds out that Dr. Lex Trulie, her best friend and fellow doctor, is having an affair with Griff. Sam performs a complicated heart transplant successfully with Griff’s help.
2"Natural Order"Randy ZiskKatie WechJanuary 12, 2022 (2022-01-12)2.43[10]
3"Butt of the Joke"Gina RodriguezJen KleinJanuary 19, 2022 (2022-01-19)2.40[11]
4"Attachments"Gina LamarJoshua TrokeJanuary 26, 2022 (2022-01-26)2.63[12]
5"Wake Up"Kate WoodsNatalia FernandezFebruary 2, 2022 (2022-02-02)2.59[13]
6"Truce"Marie JamoraLydia TefferaFebruary 23, 2022 (2022-02-23)1.95[14]
7"Chronic Insult"Craig SiebelsBashir GavrielMarch 2, 2022 (2022-03-02)1.90[15]
8"Keep Talking"Oz ScottJeremy SvensonMarch 23, 2022 (2022-03-23)2.15[16]
9"A Light in the Storm"Tessa BlakeSara Casey & Manuel HerreraMarch 30, 2022 (2022-03-30)2.13[17]
10"I Thought I Lost You"Bosede WilliamsAnna Mackey & Bashir GavrielApril 6, 2022 (2022-04-06)1.87[18]
11"Family/Business"Jason IsaacsLydia Teffera & Jeremy SvensonApril 20, 2022 (2022-04-20)1.74[19]
12"The Griffith Technique"Milena GovichNatalia Fernandez & Joshua TrokeApril 27, 2022 (2022-04-27)2.05[20]
13"To Whom It May Concern"Craig SiebelsJen KleinMay 4, 2022 (2022-05-04)2.10[21]

ProductionEdit

DevelopmentEdit

On September 19, 2019, CBS put Good Sam into development.[22] Writer Katie Wech produced the series with Jennie Snyder Urman through her Sutton St. Productions and CBS Television Studios. In February 2020, the series was given a pilot order, with further development paused during the COVID-19 pandemic.[23] On May 14, 2021, the show was given a series order.[24] On May 12, 2022, CBS canceled the series after one season.[2]

CastingEdit

In February 2020, Sophia Bush was cast as lead role.[25] In March 2020, Jason Isaacs joined the main cast.[26] In January 2021, Skye P. Marshall and Michael Stahl-David were cast in starring roles.[27][28] In February 2021, Edwin Hodge joined the cast in a starring role.[29] In January 2022, it was reported that Sendhil Ramamurthy was cast in a recurring role while Hilarie Burton and Bethany Joy Lenz are set to guest star.[4][7] In February 2022, Victoria Rowell joined the cast in a recurring role.[5]

FilmingEdit

Principal photography for the series began on October 18, 2021 and concluded on March 24, 2022, in Oakville, Ontario.[30]

ReceptionEdit

Critical responseEdit

The review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes reported a 63% approval rating with an average rating of 7.5/10, based on 8 critic reviews.[31] Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, assigned a score of 56 out of 100 based on 5 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews".[32]

RatingsEdit

Viewership and ratings per episode of Good Sam
No. Title Air date Rating
(18–49)
Viewers
(millions)
DVR
(18–49)
DVR viewers
(millions)
Total
(18–49)
Total viewers
(millions)
1 "Pilot" January 5, 2022 0.3 2.72[9] TBD TBD TBD TBD
2 "Natural Order" January 12, 2022 0.2 2.43[10] TBD TBD TBD TBD
3 "Butt of the Joke" January 19, 2022 0.3 2.40[11] TBD TBD TBD TBD
4 "Attachments" January 26, 2022 0.3 2.63[12] TBD TBD TBD TBD
5 "Wake Up" February 2, 2022 0.4 2.59[13] TBD TBD TBD TBD
6 "Truce" February 23, 2022 0.3 1.95[14] TBD TBD TBD TBD
7 "Chronic Insult" March 2, 2022 0.2 1.90[15] TBD TBD TBD TBD
8 "Keep Talking" March 23, 2022 0.2 2.15[16] TBD TBD TBD TBD
9 "A Light in the Storm" March 30, 2022 0.2 2.13[17] TBD TBD TBD TBD
10 "I Thought I Lost You" April 6, 2022 0.2 1.87[18] TBD TBD TBD TBD
11 "Family/Business" April 20, 2022 0.2 1.74[19] TBD TBD TBD TBD
12 "The Griffith Technique" April 27, 2022 0.2 2.05[20] TBD TBD TBD TBD
13 "To Whom It May Concern" May 4, 2022 0.3 2.10[21] TBD TBD TBD TBD

ReferencesEdit

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