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LeBron James Developing Scripted Sports Medicine Drama for NBC

NBA player LeBron James accepts the Best Male Athlete award onstage during the 2016 ESPYS at Microsoft Theater on July 13, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.
NBA player LeBron James accepts the Best Male Athlete award onstage during the 2016 ESPYS at Microsoft Theater on July 13, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.

*LeBron James is expanding his off-the-court business into broadcast television.

With “Survivor’s Remorse” already soaring on cable’s Starz network, the NBA superstar’s SpringHill Entertainment has sold its first scripted project to a broadcast network. According to The Hollywood Reporter, his Warner Bros. Television-based production company has sold an untitled drama to NBC, which has handed out a script-plus-penalty commitment for the project about a brilliant doctor who specializes in treating the world’s greatest sports stars.

When the doctor undergoes a health crisis, it forces him to rethink his approach to medicine with the help of a gifted sports psychologist.

Renowned orthopedic/sports surgeon Dr. James Andrews is on board as an executive consultant.

SpringHill Entertainment’s James and Maverick Carter will also executive produce the drama. Matt O’Neill (feature “Bait & Switch”) will write the script with Nicolas Falacci and Cheryl Heuton. The latter two will serve as showrunners, if the drama moves to series.

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