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CBS Developing New Military Series Set at the Uniformed Services University

Nearly 170 uniformed medical students from the DoD's F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine -- "America's Medical School" -- at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Md., received their traditional white coats, May 11, 2018, in a ceremony on campus. (Photo by Sharon Holland/Uniformed Services University)

CBS has announced that it's developing a television series that features med students, residents and attending physicians at the Pentagon's elite Uniformed Services University in Bethesda.

The network, home to military-themed shows like "SEAL Team" and "NCIS," is teaming up with legendary producer Jerry Bruckheimer ("Top Gun," "Black Hawk Down" and all the "CSI" series). Deadline reports that the Uniformed Services University and the Pentagon are partners in the production. 

At the university, all medical personnel are also active-duty military and they treat service members and have been know to treat the president. If the producers are on their game, we could see a show that manages to combine elements from "House," "NCIS" and "SEAL Team."

Writer-producer Josh Reims is working on the pilot script. He and J.J. Abrams co-created the NBC action series "Undercovers" and currently executive produces the CW series "Dynasty."

Networks develop dozens of ideas every year, so there's no guarantee that the as-yet-untitled show will make it to the schedule. But it's interesting that this idea has been announced to the media and that the creators are emphasizing their partnership with the Pentagon. 

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