FOX has given a series order to the medical drama “Rosewood” which stars Morris Chestnut, and has set Wednesday nights at 8PM (right before “Empire”) as its time-slot.
In it, Chestnut the title character, Rosewood – as in Dr. Beaumont Rosewood – a gifted, charismatic pathologist, and the best at what he does in all of Miami (FL), who owns one of the most sophisticated, state-of-the-art independent labs in the country, and finds the secrets in corpses that others usually miss. Despite being constantly surrounded by death, Rosewood is obsessed with life and savors every moment. His eternal optimism frustrates the cynical female detective he often works with (played by Jaina Lee Ortiz), but she can’t argue with the results that his unique perspective provides.
The project hails from Todd Harthan, whose past TV credits include “Psych” and “Dominion.”
Chestnut recently inked a 3-picture deal with Sony’s Screen Gems, that will see him act in, as well as produce projects for the studio. Although “Rosewood” is set up at Fox.
A first trailer has been released and is embedded below (I was actually expecting something darker, so the levity I see here is a surprise):