New TV show based in Philadelphia premieres Thursday
1/30/2013 6:52:00 AM
The new TV series "Do No Harm" that is based in Philadelphia will premiere on NBC this Thursday, January 31 at 10 pm. The show has been in production since August all over the area, and finishes up the season of shows this Saturday.
Some of the locations you will recognize include Market Street in Center City, Philadelphia City Hall, the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Rittenhouse Square, parts of Northeast Philly, Chestnut Hill train station and the Allentown airport, among others.
Steven Pasquale stars as a neurosurgeon who lives a double life, doing good by day and then destructive things at night. This Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde personality is what drives the story.
In the pilot episode that airs Thursday and is available online now, you'll hear the Stones "Paint it Black."
There hasn't been a TV show based and shot here in Philadelphia since "Hack" (2002-2004). These shows provide work for hundreds of local actors and crew, and brings business to hotels, restaurants, etc. Pennsylvania offers some tax incentives to producers to come here, and does it help that NBC is now owned by Comcast, where the world headquarters are here in Philadelphia?
Other stars include Phylicia Rashad from the Cosby show, and Alana de la Garza formerly of Law and Order.