From Dr. Kildare to ER to House, plenty of television shows have dealt with doctors trying to solve the most baffling of medical mysteries. But none have done it quite like Chasing the Cure. With a format that is part documentary, part dramatization, and part teleconference, the show will present stories of real people dealing with real medical mysteries, then let viewers and medical experts contribute their stories, thoughts, and possible diagnoses. The interactive aspects of the show sound especially intriguing, and host Ann Curry told us the whole idea was based on how people are now using social media to try to find answers for medical problems. (Click on the media bar to hear Ann Curry)
Chasing the Cure premieres Thursday, August 8 on TBS and TNT.