From a media release:
Global announced today the first series headlining the winter 2020 schedule as new original medical dramaÂ NursesÂ scrubs in beginningÂ Monday, January 6Â atÂ 8 p.m. ET/PT. From Entertainment One (eOne) and ICF Films, the coming-of-age seriesÂ follows five young nurses working on the frontlines of a busy downtown Toronto hospital, dedicating their lives to helping others, while struggling to help themselves. Airing Monday nights for 10 weeks, Global is treating viewers to an exclusive online preview of the character-driven drama, pre-releasing the premiere on New Yearâ€™s day onÂ GlobalTV.com.
Starring an ensemble cast of young talent,Â NursesÂ followsÂ Grace Knight (Tiera Skovbye,Â Riverdale), a young nurse looking for a fresh start, until someone from her past turns up who could jeopardize her career; Ashley Collins (Natasha Calis, The Possession), a wild and unapologetic adrenaline junkie who lives for the fast pace of the hospital; Keon Colby (Jordan Johnson-Hinds, Blindspot), a former college football star whoâ€™s trying to prove heâ€™s more than he was on the field; Nazneen Khan (Sandy Sidhu,Â Home Before Dark), a whip-smart daughter of a wealthy family in India who moved to Canada to reinvent herself and is now starting her first job ever;Â and Wolf Burke (Donald MacLean Jr.,Â Workinâ€™ Moms), soft hearted and playful, but with a secret that may find him in over his head.
Along with the young team of nurses, the medical series also features a supporting cast played byÂ Cathy WhiteÂ (Vikings) as Sinead Oâ€™Rourke, the head nurse and den mother of the new graduates;Â Ryan-James HatanakaÂ (Chicago P.D.) as Dr. Evan Wallace, the charming and attractive head of the ER who gets all the nursesâ€™ attention â€“ especially Graceâ€™s; andÂ Nicola Correia-DamudeÂ (Shadowhunters) as Dr. Vanessa Banks,Â the magnetic OBGYN with a cutting wit who never lets Keon forget a mistake.
Stationed in every tendril of a busy downtown trauma centre and thrust into frontline medical action, NursesÂ sees five recent graduates beginning their careers in a high-stakes hospital with pressure cooker training. Forming an inextricable bond, the nurses struggle to find a work-life balance that matches and counters the intensity of their new job. Their interaction with patients, relatives, and staff quickly leads them to the discovery that nursing isnâ€™t just about biology, chemistry, and anatomy, itâ€™s also about psychology, compassion, and romantic complications.
Viewers can streamÂ NursesÂ onÂ GlobalTV.comÂ and theÂ Global TV appÂ available on iOS, Android, Apple TV, Android TV, Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, and Roku. To unlock Globalâ€™s entire lineup of new and returning series, viewers can sign in online or on the Global TV app with their TV service provider credentials to access full episodes and exclusive clips anytime. For more information, visitÂ GlobalTV.com.
Global is a Corus Entertainment Network and is available through all major TV distributors, including: Shaw, Shaw Direct, Rogers, Bell, Videotron, Telus, Cogeco, Eastlink, SaskTel and the new STACKTV, streaming exclusively on Amazon Prime Video Channels. eOne distributes the series internationally.
Nurses is produced by ICF Films, eOne in association with Piazza Entertainment and Corus Entertainment, with the participation of the Canada Media Fund and the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit. eOne handles international distribution on the series. Executive Producers are Ilana Frank (Saving Hope, Rookie Blue), Linda Pope (Saving Hope, Rookie Blue), Vanessa Piazza (Lost Girl, Dark Matter), Adam Pettle (Burden of Truth, Saving Hope) Jocelyn Hamilton (Mary Kills People, Ransom) and Tassie CameronÂ (Mary Kills People, Rookie Blue) withÂ Julie PuckrinÂ (Killjoys, X Company) as Co-executive Producer.