JJ Abrams attached to new TV show

It’s clearly Greenlight A Show Week, as we seem to be reporting something headed for the goggle box every day.

The latest show to get the good news is an untitled medical drama with JJ Abrams attached to produce and – if he can find the time between Lost and the new Star Trek movie – direct.

The project will be written by Tom Schulman (Dead Poets Society) and Rafael Yglesias, and will explore the fight against cancer from a patient’s point of view. It’s apparently based on a book – The Anatomy Of Hope: How People Prevail In The Face Of Illness, written by Harvard Med School professor Jerome Groopman, who will consult on the show.

And unlike the other shows we’ve been talking about, the new doctor drama will have a slightly higher chance of survival – it’s been commissioned by HBO.