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'Transplant' crosses border as NBC acquires hit Canadian medical drama

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Thu, May 14th 2020 09:30 pm
`Transplant`: season 1 - Pictured, from left: Torri Higginson as Claire Malone, John Hannah as Jed Bishop, Hamza Haq as Bashir Hamed, Jim Watson as Theo Hunter, Laurence Leboeuf as Magalie Leblanc, Ayiah Issa as June Curtis -- (Photo by Fabrice Gaetan/Sphere Media/NBC)
"Transplant": season 1 - Pictured, from left: Torri Higginson as Claire Malone, John Hannah as Jed Bishop, Hamza Haq as Bashir Hamed, Jim Watson as Theo Hunter, Laurence Leboeuf as Magalie Leblanc, Ayiah Issa as June Curtis -- (Photo by Fabrice Gaetan/Sphere Media/NBC)

Story of doctor rebuilding his career is major success story for CTV, Canada’s #1 broadcaster

NBC has acquired the hit medical series “Transplant,” a major success story on Canada’s CTV network.

NBC has a long and storied history with successful medical series, including, of course, “ER” and its current hits “New Amsterdam” and “Chicago Med.”

Since the Feb. 26 premiere on CTV, Canada’s No. 1 broadcaster, “Transplant” has built a strong audience and is the most-watched Canadian series with total viewers this broadcast year, seeing ongoing week-over-week audience growth.

The 13-episode series centers on Dr. Bashir “Bash” Hamed, a Syrian doctor with battle-tested skills in emergency medicine who fled his country with his younger sister, Amira. Together they struggle to build a new life in Canada as Bash strives to rebuild his career in medicine.

“Transplant” stars Hamza Haq (“Quantico”), Laurence Leboeuf (“The Disappearance”), John Hannah (“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”), Jim Watson (“Mary Kills People”) and Ayisha Issa (“Polar”).

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