How NBC’s New Medical Show Was Born at a Ron Meyer Dinner Party

NBC’s forthcoming medical series Heartbeat began as fodder at a Ron Meyer dinner party.

When the NBCUniversal vice chairman’s wife, Kelly, heard the tales of Dr. Kathy Magliato, one of few female cardiothoracic surgeons, her response was immediate: “Oh my God, you’re a show.” Not long after, Amy Brenneman and Brad Silberling were introduced to Magliato and the Leftovers actress said she, too, had that response: “I remember driving away thinking that woman’s a TV show.”

Read the full article at The Hollywood Reporter.