'Rhodes to Recovery' set among surgeons
For her next project, scribe Ilene Chaiken is tackling the “S” word — surgery.CBS is developing the hourlong medical drama “Rhodes to Recovery,” from “The L Word” creator Chaiken. Show centers on an openly gay female trauma surgeon and her new colleague, a straight male neurosurgeon. Their lives at work — and at home — become complicated when one starts dating the other’s ex-wife. Chaiken is exec producing “Rhodes to Recovery” along with Eric Tannenbaum and Kim Tannenbaum. CBS TV Studios, where the Tannenbaums are based, is the studio. “The L Word” ran on Showtime from 2004-09. More recently, Chaiken created and exec produced reality show spinoff “The Real L Word,” along with the Magical Elves shingle. At CBS, Chaiken developed the project “Deliverance Dane” last season.