Exclusive: I have just learned that UKTV has closed a deal with CBS Studios International to acquire the exclusive first run pay TV rights to the short-lived CBS drama series A Gifted Man for its Watch channel. I’m also being told that Watch has set the premiere for the show’s 16 episode first season for Tuesday August 7th at 9pm.
Created by Susannah Grant, A Gifted Man revolves around Michael Holt, a gifted surgeon who, after being visited by the ghost of his ex-wife, begins running a free clinic for those who cannot afford the expensive costs of health care. The drama series stars Patrick Wilson as Michael Holt, Jennifer Ehle as Anna Paul, Margo Martindale as Rita Perkins-Hall, Pablo Schreiber as Anton and Rachelle Lefevre as Kate. A Gifted Man is produced by CBS Television Studios and Timberman-Beverly Productions, with Jonathan Demme, Neal Baer, Susannah Grant, Sarah Timberman and Carl Beverly serving as executive producers.