Chasing the Cure, anchored and executive produced by Ann Curry, will bring together a weekly 90-minute television broadcast with a 24/7 global digital interactive experience to fully harness the power of crowdsourcing in an effort to help people who are suffering from undiagnosed, misdiagnosed or uncured medical mysteries. The linear broadcast from TNT and Lionsgate Television, will premiere LIVE on Thursday, August 8 at 9pm ET / 6pm PT on TNT and TBS. Its dedicated website is ChasingTheCureLive.com.
Every week on the live broadcast, patients battling puzzling ailments meet with a panel of top doctors who work to help solve their cases ranging from the surprising and odd, to the most uplifting and joyful, to cases that are a race against the clock under heartbreaking life or death circumstances.
Simultaneously, viewers will be able to interact with the show across social media pages, a Facebook group, and ChasingTheCureLive.com. Visitors can also upload their own stories and begin to view the case files of upcoming patients. The site will contain extensive video and other editorial content and allow doctors and patients and people at home to interact with one another about medical issues.
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Veteran journalist Kim Bondy serves as showrunner and executive producer of this 10-episode project from Lionsgate Television, production companies B-17 Entertainment, Motiv8 Media, and Eric Ortner also executive produces.