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`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 and Ayisha 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 and Ayisha Issa as June Curtis. (Photo by Fabrice Gaetan/Sphere Media/NBC)

Hit Canadian drama 'Transplant' begins stateside campaign & sets NBC debut for Tuesday, Sept. 1

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Fri, Aug 14th 2020 10:45 am

New 13-episode medical series earns ‘America’s Got Talent’ lead-In

“Transplant,” the hit Canadian drama set to make its mark with U.S. audiences, will premiere Tuesday, Sept. 1 (10 p.m. ET/PT) on NBC following a live telecast of summer’s No. 1 series, “America’s Got Talent.”

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.

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

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

In its first season on CTV, “Transplant” was the most-watched Canadian original series and saw audience growth as the season progressed.

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