HGTV star Tarek El Moussa is living proof behind the power of medical crowdsourcing – a phenomenon that taps into a global community of doctors, patients and viewers working together to help find answers to emotional, difficult – and potentially unsolvable – medical challenges.
In a new content series “Chasing the Cure Presents Saved By A Stranger,” El Moussa shares his own health journey and why he’s an advocate for WarnerMedia’s new, live multiplatform event, “Chasing the Cure.” From TNT and Lionsgate Television, the linear broadcast will premiere live on Thursday, Aug. 8 (9 p.m. ET), on TNT and TBS.
Anchored and executive produced by Ann Curry, the project will bring together a weekly, 90-minute television broadcast with a 24/7 global digital interactive experience to fully harness the power of crowdsourcing in an effort to help people who are suffering from undiagnosed, misdiagnosed or uncured medical mysteries.
Every week on the linear series, patients battling puzzling ailments meet with a panel of top doctors who work to help solve their cases – ranging from the surprising and odd, to the most uplifting and joyful, to cases that are a race against the clock under heartbreaking life or death circumstances.
Simultaneously, viewers will be able to interact with the show across social media pages, a Facebook group, and a dedicated website where users can submit their cases.
Veteran journalist Kim Bondy serves as showrunner and executive producer of this 10-episode project from Lionsgate Television.