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Dave Annable Lands Male Lead in NBC Medical Drama ‘Heart Matters’

Dave Annable has been cast as the male lead in NBC’s medical drama “Heart Matters,” Variety has learned.

Annable, who recently starred in “Red Band Society” and previously “Brothers & Sisters,” will co-star opposite Melissa George, who was cast earlier this week in the lead role. He will play her boyfriend.

The medical soap, inspired by the life experiences of Dr. Kathy Magliato, follows a talented female heart transplant surgeon, Alex Panttiere, played by George, who balances her work with the complications of her romantic and personal life.

Jill Gordon penned the pilot. “Private Practice” star Amy Brenneman will exec produce with Gordon and Brad Silberling. Susan Carlson, Eric Carlson, Kelly Meyer and Dr. Magliato will serve as co-exec producers. Robbie Duncan McNeill will direct the pilot. Universal Television is the studio.

Annable is repped by CAA and manager Sue Leibman of Barking Dog Entertainment.

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