NBC thought they had the next great medical drama in 1975. Oh, were they ever wrong.
Medical Story, from producer David Gerber (Police Woman, Police Story) and Kojak creator Abby Mann, was an anthology series, much like Police Story, but set in a hospital. NBC placed it on Thursday nights, inheriting Dean Martin's old perch at 10 pm (ET). Unfortunately, Medical Story didn't make it past Christmas.
So, where did it go wrong? The competition at the time consisted of Harry O, David Janssen's latest series, on ABC, coupled with The Streets of San Francisco, and The CBS Thursday Night Movie. 2 2-hour episodes bookended the 12 episode run.
In the following promo, narrated by Lloyd Bridges (Joe Forrester, another David Gerber entry), we see portions of the series opener, with Bridges' son, Beau, plus Jose Ferrer, and, in a rare dramatic role, Carl Reiner.
I never saw the show, so there's no rating.