Medical Investigation


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Medical Investigation was an American Medical drama television series that began September 9, 2004, on NBC. It ran for twenty one hour-long episodes before being cancelled in 2005. The series was co-produced by Paramount Television (now CBS Paramount Television) and NBC Universal Television Studio.The series featured the cases of an elite team of medical experts of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) who investigate serious public-health problems, such as sudden outbreaks of serious diseases. Medical investigative duties are normally the responsibility of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and local health departments, while the NIH is primarily a disease-research and -theory organization. This lack of attention to the real world is thought to have contributed to the show's demise, though plenty of shows suspend reality for their premises.The series exists in the same television universe as Third Watch and, by extension ER. A special two-part crossover event aired on February 18, 2005, establishing the television-universe connection by featuring the Third Watch and Medical Investigation teams working together.

Characters

  • Neal McDonough plays Dr. Stephen Connor; the leader of the team whose medical career has separated him from his family. Connor was previously a Captain in the US Army, and fought in The Gulf War.
  • Kelli Williams plays Dr. Natalie Durant; an expert in pathology and epidemiology, who often questions Connor, although serving as the team's second-in-command.
  • Christopher Gorham plays Dr. Miles McCabe; the newest and youngest member of the team; frequently tries to prove his worth.
  • Troy Winbush plays Frank Powell; a highly skilled medical investigator who has been friends with Connor for sometime. Previously served in the US Navy.
  • Anna Belknap plays Eva Rossi; the team's media liaison who prevents the teams investigations from causing public panic.
  • Episodes

    Broadcasters

  • Australia - Network Ten
  • USA - NBC
  • Croatia - Nova TV
  • Hungary - TV2 (Hungary)
  • France - M6, then W9, under the title "NIH : alertes m├ędicales"
  • Finland - Nelonen
  • Germany - ProSieben
  • UK - Five, Sci Fi
  • Italy - Fox
  • Japan - Fox
  • Malaysia - STAR World and TV3
  • Norway - TV2
  • Spain - Telecinco
  • Sweden - TV4 Plus
  • Macedonia - Local Televisions
  • Belgium - VT4
  • Turkey - MyMax
  • Philippines - Star World
  • Poland - TVN Siedem
  • Netherlands - SBS6
  • Czech - TV Nova
  • Denmark - TV2
  • Middle East - MBC Action
  • Rebroadcasts

    The USA Network began running reruns on January 6 2005, in what is called a "repurposed" broadcast. It is, however, no different from the original broadcasts. High definition reruns of the show are being broadcast on the Universal HD channel. In January 2007 the series began airing on NBC Universal's mystery and crime-themed cable channel, Sleuth.


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