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Summer reality show set in Boston hospitals

Posted by Matthew Gilbert  March 24, 2010 12:36 PM

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ABC just announced that it will run a reality series this summer called "Boston Med," which was filmed at Mass. General, Children's Hospital, and Brigham and Women's. The show is from the team that filmed the hospital reality series "Hopkins 24/7" in 2000 and "Hopkins" in 2008.

"Boston Med," which will total seven or eight hours and most likely air in the Thursday "Grey's Anatomy" slot, will include coverage of a face transplant. The filmmakers had already been following Joseph Helfgot, who was waiting for a heart and then died during heart transplant surgery. After filming the face transplant, which got press last spring, they learned that Helfgot was the donor. "It was a very weird coincidence," director Terence Wrong says in Variety. "And it creates some interesting storytelling possibilities. We have all this footage of him from before."

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