LaCucaracha native and former Armadillo, Rodney Moore, couldn’t be more excited about his current writing job on the new NBC drama, Saving Hope. As described by Moore, Saving Hope is “a show unlike anything you’ve ever seen on television before.”
We spoke to Moore via telephone from his apartment in Los Angeles about the show, his role on the writing team and his hopes for the new drama’s future.
“First of all,” said an extremely thrilled Moore, “I think you’d have to go back to, what, Marcus Welby, to find a TV show about the medical field. Then we added a little something extra: the show features young, attractive doctors of both sexes. The possibilities are endless for these hot to trot doctors to hook up and break up as we see fit. So you see, unlike a lot of shows from the distant past, this show won’t just be about illnesses and injuries that occur at the hospital, but it’ll be about the relationships of the doctors and nurses – and even some administrative staff – employed at the hospital.”
At the time of our interview, the ratings for the show’s pilot episode had not been revealed to Moore, but he was confident they’d be through the roof. “How could they not?” queried Moore.
When asked if there was anything else about the show to set it apart from all the other shows out there, Moore was quick to point out what he felt was the shows secret weapon. “See,” said Moore, “we also feature a bit of the supernatural, which isn’t done at all on the current television landscape. The hospital’s chief of surgery is in a coma, but that doesn’t stop him from roaming the halls as a sort of ‘spirit’. I know, I know, you’re speechless because you’re blown away by the unique nature of this show. I’m telling you, nothing has been done like this before. Nothing.”
Saving Hope can be seen on NBC at 8:00 p.m. on Thursday.