After the jump find out how Zach has finally gone from a consultant to a full time writing staff member on “A Gifted Man”!
His first episode, “In Case of Blind Spots” airs tonight (Feb 3) at 8pm on CBS!
Zach tells me,
>”It has been an unbelievable experience but I have been waiting eagerly for the first chance to write a script on my own. On my last show, “Miami Medical,” I got close. The showrunner had me write a spec script. I was thrilled when he read it and liked it and he promised me my own script in the second season. The second season never came. When I got hired on “A Gifted Man” I again was hoping for the chance to write. The executive producer fought for me and this time I was promised one of the last scripts in the original order of episodes. I waited nervously week after week, scared that we might get cancelled before getting to my episode. Fortunately, the show and my episode made it. I got to take time off from my hospital duties and spent nearly three weeks in New York shooting a script I had written. It was amazing and surreal! I am happy to say that I have now been officially made a member of the writing staff and can’t wait until I get the chance to write again.”
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