About the Show

September 2016


CODE BLACK is a heart-pounding medical drama that takes place in the busiest, most notorious ER in the nation, where the staggering influx of patients can outweigh the limited resources available to the extraordinary doctors and nurses whose job is to treat them all—creating a condition known as Code Black. At the heart of the ER are Dr. Leanne Rorish, a stop-at-nothing residency director whose job is to save lives in an often impossible environment, and who is known to by the group of residents as “Daddy.” Joining her is Col. Ethan Willis, who has been embedded at Angels Memorial by the U.S. Military’s most elite medical program to teach innovative medicine in a hospital that often resembles the combat zone he’s familiar with. Both doctors work under – and sometimes against – the iron-hand of ER and OR Director Dr. Will Campbell, a top-tier surgeon who was put in charge of both departments in an effort to save money and simplify administration. His oversight makes things challenging for everyone, including Dr. Heather Pinkney, an acerbic, aggressive surgical resident in his charge, whose confidence has both helped her get ahead and held her back. When the residents need a shoulder to cry on, they turn to Senior ER Nurse Jesse Sallander, known to them as “Mama,” whose stern hand guides them through their toughest trials. Mama’s children include second-year residents Dr. Angus Leighton, the sweet, in-over-his-head younger brother of a superstar doctor who got his position because he’s also the son of a hospital board member; Dr. Mario Savetti, the pulled-up-by-his-bootstraps kid from a messy family who got there literally by hook and crook; and Dr. Malaya Pineda, who is book-smart and learning to be street-smart. Dr. Rollie Guthrie is the avuncular, wise grandfather to all. In Center Stage, life is measured in seconds, and these heroic doctors and nurses operate with speed and skill within an overwhelmed system to heal people who are often there for one of two reasons: to die or to receive a life-saving miracle.

Begins its second season Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016 on the CBS Television Network.

ON AIR: Wednesdays (10:00-11:00 PM ET/PT)


FORMAT: Drama (Filmed in HD)

STARRING:     Marcia Gay Harden (Dr. Leanne Rorish)

Boris Kodjoe (Dr. Will Campbell)

Melanie Chandra (Dr. Malaya Pineda)

Harry Ford (Dr. Angus Leighton)

Benjamin Hollingsworth (Dr. Mario Savetti)

Jillian Murray (Dr. Heather Pinkney)

William Allen Young (Dr. Rollie Guthrie)

WITH:             Luis Guzmán (Jesse Sallander)

AND:               Rob Lowe (Col. Ethan Willis)

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Michael Seitzman, David Marshall Grant, Ryan McGarry, David Von Ancken, Marti Noxon and Linda Goldstein Knowlton

PRODUCED BY: ABC Television Studios in association with CBS Television Studios

Website: http://www.cbs.com/shows/code-black/

Photos are available at: http://cbspressexpress.com/cbs-entertainment/shows/code-black/photos

Twitter: @CodeBlackCBS

Instagram: @codeblack_cbs

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CodeBlackCBS?fref=ts

Google +: https://plus.google.com/116451072585063683517/posts

CBS Twitter: @CBSTweet

Cast on Twitter:

Marcia Gay Harden @MGH_8

Boris Kodjoe @BorisKodjoe

Melanie Chandra @melaniechandra

Harry Ford @IamHarryFord

Ben Hollingsworth @hollingsworthb

Jillian Murray @jillianmurray

William Allen Young @William_A_Young

Luis Guzmán @IamLuisGuzman

Rob Lowe @RobLowe

Cast on Instagram:

Marcia Gay Harden @mgh_8

Boris Kodjoe @boriskodjoe

Melanie Chandra @melaniechandra

Harry Ford @iamharryford

Benjamin Hollingsworth @hollingsworthb

Jillian Murray @jillianmurrayofficial

William Allen Young @williamallenyoung

Luis Guzman @loueyfromthehood

Rob Lowe @robloweofficial

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Press Contacts:

Andrea Ballas      818-655-1581 aballas@cbs.com

Megan Rugani      818-655-7222 megan.rugani@cbs.com


Photo Contact:

Gaye Ann Bruno 818-655-1542 gayeann.bruno@cbs.com

Mary Kouw         212-975-4107 mary.kouw@cbs.com


Andrea Ballas

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