FOX has set Wednesday nights at 8PM (right before “Empire”) as the time-slot for its new medical drama “Rosewood,” which stars Morris Chestnut.
Chestnut plays 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 second trailer for “Rosewood” has been released and is embedded below. As I said previously, when the project was first announced during pilot season, I was actually expecting something darker, more along the lines of a series like “Hannibal” on NBC. So the levity I’ve seen in both trailers thus far, is a surprise: