Mental (Tv series) 2009

Mental is a television series, produced by FOX’s subsidiary Fox Telecolombia, which is debuting in 2009 on FOX international channels for Latin America, Europe and Asia, starring Chris Vance and Annabella Sciorra.

Mental is executive-produced by Deborah Joy LeVine creator of the successful drama series Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman and the Lifetime series The Division, and executive producer of Any Day Now, Dawson’s Creek and the CBS series Early Edition and her brother and writing/producing partner, Dan LeVine. Mental is slated to air Summer 2009 on FOX, as well as 35 additional countries following its U.S. debut. Fox Latin America will air the first episode as a “Worldwide Premiere” on June 2, 2009. Nevertheless FOX will air the pilot episode on May 26, 2009 for the American market. Fox TV Studios ordered 13 episodes. It began production on June 2, 2008 at the Fox Telecolombia production facilities in Bogota; although the series is filming in Colombia, no Colombian actor was cast as a regular character and very few were cast for occasional roles, because of the strict American nature of the series, according to TVWeek Jacqueline McKenzie, Derek Webster, Nicholas Gonzalez and Marisa Ramirez have been added to the cast of Mental, “probably as recurrent characters.”

Synopsis: Dr. Jack Gallagher (Vance) is a radically unorthodox psychiatrist who becomes Director of Mental Health Services at Wharton Memorial Hospital in Los Angeles. He takes on patients battling unknown, misunderstood, and often misdiagnosed psychiatric conditions. Gallagher has developed a mysterious ability to get into the minds of his patients and see the way they see reality, allowing him to uncover what might be the keys to their long-term recoveries. This perspective leads Gallagher to offer strange treatments for his patients. These treatments threaten to break the hypersensitive environment of the hospital and generate serious conflicts with his boss Nora (Sciorra), who had a relationship with Jack previously. Jack has to deal not only with his patients but also with Veronica (Jacqueline McKenzie), an ambitious and sexy psychiatrist who is his rival in the hospital, and Carl (Webster), an attending with a pristine image but who hides a deep hate for Jack. In addition, Arturo (Gonzalez) is a junior resident addicted to women, and Chloe (Ramirez) is a young doctor whose sexual orientation makes her immune to Arturo’s moves on her.
* Dr. Jack Gallagher – Chris Vance
* Dr. Nora Skoff – Annabella Sciorra
* Dr. Carl Belle – Derek Webster
* Dr. Veronica Hayden-Jones – Jacqueline McKenzie
* Dr. Chloe Artis – Marisa Ramirez
* Dr. Arturo Suarez – Nicholas Gonzalez
* Malcolm Darius Washington – Edwin Hodge

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